as much as

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idiom (1)

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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idiom (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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“As much as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20much%20as. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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