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"mere" in American English

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mereadjective [not gradable]

us   /mɪər/
nothing more than; nothing more important than: The mere fact that Greene plays for the Yankees gives him a lot of visibility. The city receives a mere 20% of the parking revenues.
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"mere" in British English

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mereadjective [before noun]

uk   /mɪər/ us   /mɪr/
B2 used to emphasize that something is not large or important: The plane crashed mere minutes after take-off. It cost a mere 20 dollars.
used to emphasize how strongly someone feels about something or how extreme a situation is: The mere thought of it (= just thinking about it) makes me feel sick. People became excited at the mere mention of his name. the mere idea/possibility/prospect of something

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(Definition of mere from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mere”
in Korean 단순한…
in Arabic مُجرّد…
in Malaysian cuma…
in French simple…
in Russian всего лишь, один/одна/одно только…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只不過的,僅僅的…
in Italian semplice…
in Turkish sadece, ancak, yalnız…
in Polish sam…
in Spanish mero, simple…
in Vietnamese chỉ là…
in Portuguese mero, simples, não mais do que…
in Thai เพียงเท่านั้น…
in German bloß, rein…
in Catalan mer, simple…
in Japanese たった(少ないことを強調する)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只不过的,仅仅的…
in Indonesian hanya…
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