Definition of "as to" [as to]

  • With regard to: We are puzzled as to how it happened. (preposition)
  • According to: candidates who were chosen as to ability. (preposition)

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Use "as to" in a sentence
  • "You know, they took a pool on the da Vinci as to what name you and Rinic would pick for my great-granddaughter."
  • "A very private club with cinder-block, barbed-wire-topped walls; with guarded, padlocked gates; and a membership exam so exquisitely obtuse as to be incomprehensible and unconquerable."
  • "Her name is Natalia Demkina, and scientists remain baffled as to why she can see through walls."