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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
Noun: prompt  próm(p)t
  1. A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    "the audience could hear his prompt";
    - prompting
  2. (computing) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    - command prompt
Adjective: prompt (prompter,promptest)  próm(p)t
  1. According to schedule or without delay; on time
    "the train is prompt"
  2. Ready and willing or quick to act
    "she is always prompt to help her friends"
  3. Performed with little or no delay
    "a prompt reply";
    - immediate, quick, straightaway

Derived forms: prompter, prompted, prompts, prompting, promptest

See also: fast, on the dot, on time, punctual, ready

Type of: cause, cue, do, electronic communication, engender, get, have, induce, inform, make, stimulate

Encyclopedia: Prompt