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I understand the meaning of autant, however I do not understand how it applies in this sentence. Can you help me understand what it means?

Puisque j'étais déjà soupçonné de voler, autant le faire.

Thank you

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Autant normally means "just as soon", "just as much", and by extension "equally good" or "with equal consequences". Thus, here it carries the meaning "might as well":

Since I was already suspected of stealing, I might as well do it.

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