not only/just/merely/simply - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. used for emphasizing that, although something is true, something else is also true or is more important

    Our apartment is not only centrally located, it’s near a park too.

    We need to talk about these problems, not simply assume they will resolve themselves.

    not only...but (also):

    There are problems not only with the students, but also with the teachers themselves.

    not only do/will/can etc:

    Not only can he make people laugh, he can make them cry as well.

See also main entry: not