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prompt

prompt

 
pronunciation:
prampt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: prompter, promptest
definition 1: done immediately, without delay.
I was impressed by his prompt return of my phone call.Prompt service is expected in a fast food restaurant.
synonyms:
expeditious, immediate, instant, instantaneous, punctual, quick, swift
antonyms:
delayed, late, tardy
similar words:
brisk, rapid, summary
definition 2: swift to respond or to be in attendance an expected place.
Fortunately, the police were prompt and arrived before the thief could flee the area.She expects her staff to be prompt for meetings.
synonyms:
punctual, quick, speedy, swift
antonyms:
dilatory, laggard, slow, tardy
similar words:
alert, fast, ready
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prompted, prompting, prompts
definition 1: to urge or incite to act.
I wish he would clean up his room without my having to prompt him.He would not have tried to dive from that height if his friends hadn't prompted him.
synonyms:
actuate, cause, egg on, impel, incite, move, prod, provoke, push, spur, stir, urge
antonyms:
discourage
similar words:
dispose, drive, encourage, excite, fillip, get, goad, induce, motivate, occasion, prick, stimulate
definition 2: to cause; inspire.
The recent robberies in the neighborhood prompted them to install an alarm system.
synonyms:
cause, incite, inspire, provoke
similar words:
dispose, get, induce, instigate, lead, occasion, pick, produce
definition 3: in theater, television, and the like, to assist (an actor or reciter) by providing forgotten words.
She forgot her line, and the drama teacher had to prompt her from offstage.
similar words:
aid, assist, cue, remind, rescue
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to provide forgotten words to an actor, reciter, or speaker.
similar words:
assist
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an instance of prompting.
She is learning to dress herself independently, but sometimes she needs prompts.
similar words:
assist, cue, hint, nudge, prod, spur, stimulus, suggestion
derivations: promptly (adv.), promptness (n.)
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