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Definition 1: a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spotlight in the sense of this definition

(spotlight is a kind of ...) an artificial source of visible illumination

(... is a member of spotlight) any of various lights used in a theater

Definition 2: a focus of public attention - [noun denoting state]

Samples where spotlight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he enjoyed being in the limelight
  • when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency

Synonyms for spotlight in the sense of this definition

(spotlight is a kind of ...) the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

Definition 3: illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater - [verb of change]

(spotlight is a kind of ...) make lighter or brighter

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

Definition 4: move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent - [verb of change]

Samples where spotlight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics

Synonyms for spotlight in the sense of this definition

(spotlight is a kind of ...) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

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