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Definition of spotlight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Especially in sense 2, spotlighted is also used for the past tense and past participle.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spotlight
    he / she / it spotlights
    past simple spotlit
    -ing form spotlighting
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  1. 1spotlight something to shine a spotlight on someone or something a spotlit stage
  2. 2spotlight something to give special attention to a problem, situation, etc. so that people notice it synonym highlight The program spotlights financial problems in the health service.
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