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Definition of spotlight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spotlight

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlaɪt//
     
    Especially in sense 2, spotlighted is also used for the past tense and past participle.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spotlight
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlaɪt//
     
    he / she / it spotlights
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlaɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlaɪts//
     
    past simple spotlit
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlɪt//
     
    past participle spotlit
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlɪt//
     
    -ing form spotlighting
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒtlaɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːtlaɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1spotlight something to shine a spotlight on somebody/something a spotlit stage
  2. 2spotlight something to give special attention to a problem, situation, etc. so that people notice it synonym highlight The programme spotlights financial problems in the health service.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spotlight

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