- 1spotlight something to shine a spotlight on somebody/something a spotlit stage
- 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.
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//