being essentially equal to something
"it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"
Something which has the same value or amount (as something else).
To amount to as much; to be equivalent.
Equivalent in meaning or effect.
Origin: From tant amunter.
equivalent in value, signification, or effect
to be tantamount or equivalent; to amount
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tan′ta-mownt, adj. amounting to so much or to the same: equivalent: equal in value or meaning.—n. Tan′tity, the fact of being or having so much.—adv. Tan′to (mus.), so much or too much. [O. Fr., tant—L. tantum, so much, so great, and O. Fr. amonter, to amount.]
The numerical value of tantamount in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tantamount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In my view, keeping them frozen forever is tantamount to killing them.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
We deplore this decision, which is tantamount to appropriating the use of the Rothschild family name, without any distinguishing element, and adds to confusion between the groups.
Bitterness is tantamount to unforgivingness just like hatred is tantamount to murder. Thus, choose forgivingness and happiness over bitterness. Moreover, choose love and compassion over hatred.
Manuel Valls is being deliberately vague when he talks about a fairer distribution of foreigners washing up on Europe's shores - which is tantamount to an increase in the migratory burden already weighing on France.
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