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merely

adverb uk   /ˈmɪə.li/  us   /ˈmɪr-/

merely adverb (ONLY)

B2 used to emphasize that you mean exactly what you are saying and nothing more: I wasn't complaining, I merely said that I was tired. I didn't say that you had to go - I merely suggested that you might want to go.
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merely adverb (NOT LARGE/IMPORTANT)

C2 used to emphasize that something is not large, important, or effective when compared to something else: The medicine won't cure her - it merely stops the pain.
Translations of “merely”
in Korean 단지…
in Arabic مُجَرَّد…
in Portuguese meramente, simplesmente…
in Catalan merament, simplement…
in Japanese ただ単に…
in Italian semplicemente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅僅,只,不過…
in Russian только, просто, всего лишь…
in Turkish sadece, yalnızca, ancak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅仅,只,不过…
in Polish tylko, jedynie…
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