shine a spotlight on (someone or something)

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shine a spotlight on (someone or something)

To focus on or bring attention to someone or something. The article shines a spotlight on the need for government investment in public utilities and infrastructure. We're trying to shine a spotlight on students who have made important contributions to the community.
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Jolie does vital work by using her star status to shine a spotlight on the corruption, abuse and misery that blights the lives of thousands of vulnerable women in conflict zones, providing a platform and a voice for those who have none.
The Building Brooklyn Awards enable the Brooklyn Chamber to shine a spotlight on a diverse selection of exciting projects that represent major new investment in our borough," said Kenneth Adams, president of the Brooklyn Chamber.
In addition, by being there, they try to shine a spotlight on this situation of violence.
Traditional NetFlow analysis products merely shine a spotlight on selected network links by deploying flow collectors and reporting on traffic at those monitored links.
Building Brooklyn Awards enable the Brooklyn Chamber to shine a spotlight on a diverse and exciting selection of projects that represent the incredible amount of new investment in our borough," said Kenneth Adams, President of the Brooklyn Chamber.
The American Business Awards have grown so quickly because there was a need for a program such as this, to shine a spotlight on executives and businesses that too often go unheralded.