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Noun spotlight has 2 senses
  1. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
    --1 is a kind of prominence
    Derived form: verb spotlight1
  2. spotlight, spot - a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
    --2 is a kind of lamp
    --2 is a member of theater light
    Derived form: verb spotlight2
Verb spotlight has 2 senses
  1. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up - move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
    --1 is one way to bring out, set off
    Derived form: noun spotlight1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. spotlight - illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater
    --2 is one way to
    light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate
    Derived form: noun spotlight2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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