as much asidiom (1)
Definition of as much as
(Entry 1 of 2)
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 asidiom (2)
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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