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Noun: prompting  próm(p)-ting
  1. Persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    - suggestion
     
  2. A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    "the audience could hear his prompting";
    - prompt
Verb: prompt  próm(p)t
  1. Give an incentive for action
    "This prompted me to sacrifice my career";
    - motivate, actuate, propel, move, incite
     
  2. Serve as the inciting cause of
    "She prompted me to call my relatives";
    - inspire, instigate
     
  3. Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    - remind, cue

Derived forms: promptings

Type of: cause, cue, do, engender, get, have, induce, inform, make, persuasion, stimulate, suasion

Encyclopedia: Prompt