What does tantamount mean?

Definitions for tantamount
ˈtæn təˌmaʊnttan·ta·mount

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equivalent, tantamount(p)(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. tantamount(Noun)

    Something which has the same value or amount (as something else).

  2. tantamount(Verb)

    To amount to as much; to be equivalent.

  3. tantamount(Adjective)

    Equivalent in meaning or effect.

  4. Origin: From tant amunter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantamount(adj)

    equivalent in value, signification, or effect

  2. Tantamount(verb)

    to be tantamount or equivalent; to amount

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tantamount

    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.]

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How to say tantamount in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantamount in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantamount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tantamount in a Sentence

  1. Businessman Nick Loeb:

    In my view, keeping them frozen forever is tantamount to killing them.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

  3. The North Korean spokesman:

    This is, after all, tantamount to a demand that the DPRK should give up its self-defensive right.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To display one's talents is not an objectionable subject. However, denial of other's talents is, tantamount to denying yourself.

  5. Radhika Ganesh:

    Caste is an open sort of practice accepted in Tamil Nadu. Everyone is silent about it and the silence is tantamount to creating the violence around it.

Images & Illustrations of tantamount

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