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Synonyms for spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye(noun)

    a focus of public attention

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

    Synonyms:
    glare, spot, calcium light, glower, limelight, brilliance, public eye, blaze

  2. spotlight, spot(verb)

    a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer

    Synonyms:
    smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, place, limelight, daub, fleck, smear, maculation, public eye, slur, post, stain, position, smirch, glare, billet, blot, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point

  3. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up(verb)

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

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

    Synonyms:
    cozy up, play up, sidle up, suck up, highlight, cotton up, foreground, shine up

  4. spotlight(verb)

    illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

    Synonyms:
    highlight, foreground, play up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spotlight":

    headlamp, limelight, projector, focus, attention, light, projectors, vedette

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How to use spotlight in a sentence?

  1. Professor Murphy:

    It is a most remarkable achievement to have been in the spotlight for so long and for no one really to have a very strong sense of what her views are.

  2. Zayn Malik:

    I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.

  3. Luis Miranda:

    We're going to continue to cast a spotlight on the Republican obstructionism on the Supreme Court and highlight how the issues before Supreme Court or potentially before Supreme Court have a major impact on the lives of the American people, too many issues at the heart of our democracy head before the court every year and deserve a full bench's consideration, so to extend the dysfunction that plagues congress to Supreme Court is unacceptable. The DNC said Thursday's call would center on voting rights, an issue that's also become a major topic for Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the South Carolina primary Saturday. The leak Wednesday that White House vetters were probing the Republican governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, also seemed designed to signal that President Barack Obama was considering moderate nominees in President Barack Obama selection process. Aides say President Barack Obama has not yet formed a.

  4. Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale:

    Now that the spotlight is being put on the police department, they're no longer being aggressive; they're no longer doing the job that they are capable of doing.

  5. Karlie Kloss:

    I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications, it’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
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    • B. sagging
    • C. erect
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