as much as

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1 used to say that two things are equal in amount or degree He likes hockey as much as he likes basketball.
2 used to say that an amount is as large as another amount She earns as much as he does.
3 : almost but not quite He as much as admitted his guilt.

as much as

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Definition of as much as (Entry 2 of 2)

: even though : despite the fact that As much as I respect him, I still have to disagree with him on this point.

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the range of authority or knowledge

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