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  Definition of Prompt
  1. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  2. a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
  3. serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
  4. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  5. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  6. characterized by speed and efficiency
  7. performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
  8. according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply"
  9. quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile"
Similar Words: command prompt, prompting, inspire, instigate, remind, cue, motivate, actuate, propel, move, incite, expeditious, timesaving, immediate, quick, straightaway, on time

 

Grouped Verbs: affect, impress, move, strike

 

Derivational Morphology: remind, cue, abetment, instigation, fomentation, instigator, initiator, suggestion, prompting, prompter, theater prompter, autocue, provocation, incitement, incitation, propulsion, actuation, act, human action, human activity, motivation, motivating, motive, need, incentive, inducement, motivator

 

 
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