Textual thesaurus for "spotlight"

(noun) spot

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

(noun) public eye, limelight, glare

a focus of public attention

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

(verb) play up, foreground, highlight

move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics