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definition of the word tantamount

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From Anglo-Norman tant amunter.

Infinitive
to tantamount

Third person singular
tantamounts

Simple past
tantamounted

Past participle
tantamounted

Present participle
tantamounting

to tantamount (third-person singular simple present tantamounts, present participle tantamounting, simple past and past participle tantamounted)

  1. (obsolete) To amount to as much; to be equivalent.

Singular
tantamount

Plural
tantamounts

tantamount (plural tantamounts)

  1. (obsolete) Something which has the same value or amount (as something else). (attributive use passing into adjective, below)

tantamount (comparative more tantamount, superlative most tantamount)

Positive
tantamount

Comparative
more tantamount

Superlative
most tantamount

  1. Equivalent in meaning or effect.
    It's tantamount to fraud.
    In this view, disagreement and treason are tantamount.

Tantamount is used almost exclusively in the phrase tantamount to, but may also be used by itself.


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