Prompt - meaning and definition. What is Prompt
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What (who) is Prompt - definition

PROMPT; Prompt (disambiguation)

(prompts, prompting, prompted)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
To prompt someone to do something means to make them decide to do it.
Japan's recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars...
The need for villagers to control their own destinies has prompted a new plan.
VERB: V n to-inf, V n
If you prompt someone when they stop speaking, you encourage or help them to continue. If you prompt an actor, you tell them what their next line is when they have forgotten what comes next.
'Go on,' the therapist prompted him...
How exactly did he prompt her, Mr Markham?
VERB: V with quote, V n
A prompt action is done without any delay.
It is not too late, but prompt action is needed.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you are prompt to do something, you do it without delay or you are not late.
You have been so prompt in carrying out all these commissions...
ADJ: v-link ADJ
¦ verb
1. cause or bring about.
(prompt someone to/to do something) cause someone to take a course of action.
2. assist or encourage (a hesitating speaker).
supply a forgotten word or line to (an actor).
¦ noun
1. an act of prompting a hesitating speaker.
a word or phrase used in prompting an actor.
a prompter.
2. Computing a word or symbol on a VDU screen to show that input is required.
3. the time limit for the payment of an account, stated on a prompt note.
¦ adjective done or acting without delay.
?arriving precisely at a prearranged time.
?(of goods) for immediate delivery and payment.
¦ adverb Brit. exactly (with reference to a specified time).
prompting noun
promptitude noun
promptly adverb
promptness noun
ME (as v.): based on OFr. prompt or L. promptus 'brought to light', also 'prepared, ready', past participle of promere 'to produce', from pro- 'out, forth' + emere 'take'.
1) prompt at, in (prompt in fulfilling one's obligations)
2) prompt to + inf. (prompt to respond)
v. (H) what prompted you to say that?



Prompt may refer to:

Pronunciation examples for Prompt
1. My prompt.
Valentine's Day Poetry Workshop _ Victoria Redel + More _ Talks at Google
2. My prompt.
Valentine's Day Poetry Workshop _ Victoria Redel + More _ Talks at Google
3. First prompt,
90s Are Coming _ Hongtaek Lim _ Talks at Google
4. And last prompt,
90s Are Coming _ Hongtaek Lim _ Talks at Google
5. is a great prompt.
Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave _ Kim Dower _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Prompt
1. He‘s also using loans as leverage to prompt change.
2. A return could prompt renewed street protests by Thaksin‘s critics.
3. This case must prompt a number of vital questions.
4. But this should not prompt Tehran to overestimate its strength.
5. The reaction was prompt: The park got 750 cancellations.