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prompt

prompt

 
pronunciation:
prampt
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: prompter, promptest
definition 1: done immediately and without pause.
This snack bar is known for its prompt service.
synonyms:
immediate, instant, punctual, quick, swift
antonyms:
delayed, late, tardy
similar words:
brisk, rapid
definition 2: swift to answer.
The fire department was prompt in getting to the burning building.
synonyms:
punctual, quick
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
alert, fast, ready
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: prompted, prompting, prompts
definition 1: to cause to act.
He prompted the dog to jump through the hoop.
synonyms:
cause, egg on, incite, prod, provoke, push, spur, urge
antonyms:
discourage
similar words:
dispose, drive, encourage, excite, get, stimulate
definition 2: to assist by providing forgotten words in theater, radio, and television.
The stage manager prompted the star when she forgot her line.
similar words:
aid, assist, cue, remind, rescue
derivations: promptly (adv.), promptness (n.)
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