spotlight - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈspɒtˌlaɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyspotlight
he/she/itspotlights
present participlespotlighting
past tensespotlighted or spotlit
past participlespotlighted or spotlit
  1. 1
    to shine a spotlight on someone or something, especially a performer on a stage
  2. 2
    to make people pay a lot of attention to someone or something, for example by writing about them in a newspaper

    The recent scandal served to spotlight the president’s privacy problems.

derived word

spotlit

 

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adjective