as much as

[as much as] {adv. phr.} 1. or [much as] Even though; although.

As much as I hate to do it, I must stay home and study tonight.

2. or [so much as] Just the same as; almost; practically; really.

By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the money.

You as much as promised you would help us.

The clerk as much as told me that I was a fool.

Compare: AS GOOD AS. 3. See: FOR AS MUCH AS.