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prompt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prompt

Definition
(noun) a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
Synonyms : prompting
Example Sentence
  • the audience could hear his prompting

Definition
(noun) (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
Synonyms : command prompt

Definition
(verb) give an incentive for action
Synonyms : actuate , incite , motivate , move , propel
Example Sentence
  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Definition
(verb) serve as the inciting cause of
Synonyms : inspire , instigate
Example Sentence
  • She prompted me to call my relatives

Definition
(verb) assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
Synonyms : cue , remind

Definition
(adj) according to schedule or without delay; on time
Example Sentence
  • the train is prompt

Definition
(adj) ready and willing or quick to act
Example Sentence
  • she is always prompt to help her friends

Definition
(adj) performed with little or no delay
Synonyms : immediate , quick , straightaway
Example Sentence
  • an immediate reply to my letter
  • a prompt reply
  • was quick to respond
  • a straightaway denial

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prompt

I prompted myself to promote my knowledge
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