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Noun: spotlight  'spót,lIt
  1. A focus of public attention
    "he enjoyed being in the spotlight";
    - limelight, glare, public eye
  2. A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
    - spot
Verb: spotlight (spotlit, also spotlighted)  'spót,lIt
  1. Emphasise or focus on to make more important or prominent
    - foreground, highlight, play up
  2. Illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theatre

Derived forms: spotlights, spotlit, spotlighted, spotlighting

See also: emphasise [Brit], emphasize, underline, underscore

Type of: bring out, illume, illuminate, illumine, lamp, light, light up, prominence, set off

Antonym: downplay

Part of: theater light [US], theatre light

Encyclopedia: Spotlight