Tantamount meaning

tăntə-mount
Equivalent in effect or value.

A request tantamount to a demand.

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The definition of tantamount is something akin to or virtually the same as.

An example of tantamount is when an omission is viewed as the same thing as a lie.

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(obsolete) Something which has the same value or amount (as something else). (attributive use passing into adjective, below)
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(obsolete) To amount to as much; to be equivalent.

verb
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Equivalent in meaning or effect.

It's tantamount to fraud.

In this view, disagreement and treason are tantamount.

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Having equal force, value, effect, etc.; equal or equivalent (to)
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Origin of tantamount

  • From obsolete tantamount an equivalent from Anglo-Norman tant amunter to amount to as much tant so much, so great (from Latin tantum) (neuter of tantus) (from tam so to- in Indo-European roots) amunter to amount to variant of Old French amonter amount

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman tant amunter.

    From Wiktionary