verb (used with object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
verb (used without object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spotlightspotlighter, nounun·spot·light·ed, adjective
Words nearby spotlight
Example sentences from the Web for spotlight
The last few months have put technology and its role in society, especially in the United States, in the spotlight.
They don’t do it for not a big salary, no spotlight, no interview, just because they care, they want to do something about it.
Now that I was in the spotlight I was like, “OK, well, now that I got everyone’s attention, I got to really make the world proud and do something.”Cynthia Bailey on Modeling, Entrepreneurship and the ‘Real Housewife’ Life|Nick Fouriezos|February 4, 2021|Ozy
That spotlight will now fall on Jassy, and politicians are already preparing.Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, transitioning to executive chair role|Jay Greene, Tony Romm|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The actions by two have driven our beautiful town into the national spotlight in ways that do not reflect our whole community.U.S. prosecutors eye 400 potential suspects, expect sedition charges ‘very soon’ in Jan. 6 Capitol breach|Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner, Devlin Barrett|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Both Ney and Abramoff have reentered the public spotlight following their sentences, writing books about their experiences.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had all the pressure of people in the spotlight and was unbelievably rigorous about keeping it real.
In this age of selfies, the president had chosen someone who never seeks the spotlight and lets her work speak for itself.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dredging up the Wichita Massacre puts the two justices who were part of the 6-to-1 majority ruling in the spotlight.
"I guess mother will be gladder than any of us," replied Betty promptly, trying to shift the spotlight from herself.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
The Swami made a determined effort to recapture the spotlight.Sense from Thought Divide|Mark Irvin Clifton
On the huge statue, a spotlight was following two microscopic figures over the statue's shoulder.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
They had mounted a heavy machine-gun to point seaward and a self-powered spotlight, not turned on, rested nearby.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
She saw the spotlight in the hand of an officer up the deck and she hastened toward him.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross|Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for spotlight
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit or -lighted (tr)
Idioms and Phrases with spotlight
see in the limelight (spotlight); steal the show (spotlight).