as to


: as for, about
at a loss as to how to explain the error
: according to, by
graded as to size and color

Examples of as to in a Sentence

I'm in a quandary as to how to deal with the problem.
Recent Examples on the Web Clearly, the increasing deluge of information requires a reflexive human response so as to not feel overwhelmed, especially during election season. Ajay Khari, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Pollsters will make no false or misleading claims as to a poll’s sponsorship or purpose. Mary Radcliffe, ABC News, 27 Nov. 2023 There were disputes as to whether, or how much, the program cost the city. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 Like its 1991 predecessor, astronomers are baffled as to where the particle came from. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Nov. 2023 As the slew of colorful floats and balloons made their way through the streets of New York City Thursday morning, many viewers took to social media to express their puzzlement as to why so many inflatables seemed to have a lack of air. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Recipe tested by Southern Living Test Kitchen Active Time: 10 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 8 Opinions vary as to which is the best part of this eye-catching Thanksgiving side dish. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Moreover, defying the stereotype of great chefs who expect diners to eat what they’re given, the Troisgros family is very liberal with substitutions and grants wide latitude to diners’ needs and requests, whether involving food allergies, aversions (as to lamb or offal), or mere preferences. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 Eu cleverly blurs the lines of when and how these transformations occur, but the narrative also raises questions as to why this happens to Zaffan specifically. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of as to was in the 14th century

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“As to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

as to

: with respect to : about
confused as to what happened
: according to sense 1
graded as to size

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