spotlight

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɒtlaɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈspɑtˌlaɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spotlīt′)

Inflections of 'spotlight' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
spotlights
v 3rd person singular
spotlighting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spotlit
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spotlighted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spotlit
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
spotlighted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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spotlight

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [dancers, actors] were illuminated [with, by] a spotlight
  2. shine a spotlight on the [dancers, actors]
  3. use a spotlight to [enhance, emphasize]
  4. shined a spotlight on [her talents, the company's deficiencies]
  5. loves to be in the spotlight
  6. in the spotlight of public opinion
  7. has been in the [public, political] spotlight
  8. in the [international, media, public] spotlight
  9. the [international] spotlight is focused on
v
  1. spotlight [the dancers, the prisoners, her face]
  2. [the dancers] were spotlighted [from above, on stage, by the lighting manager]
  3. spotlight [his talent, the issue, the efforts made]
  4. [effort, need] to spotlight the [issue, problem]
  5. spotlighting [foxes, rabbits, deer]
n as adj
  1. the spotlight [show, performance]
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