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Meaning & Definition of Prompt in English

English

Prompt

/prɑmpt/

noun

1. A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)

  • "The audience could hear his prompting"
    synonym:
  • prompt
  • ,
  • prompting

2. (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

    synonym:
  • prompt
  • ,
  • command prompt

verb

1. Give an incentive for action

  • "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    synonym:
  • motivate
  • ,
  • actuate
  • ,
  • propel
  • ,
  • move
  • ,
  • prompt
  • ,
  • incite

2. Serve as the inciting cause of

  • "She prompted me to call my relatives"
    synonym:
  • prompt
  • ,
  • inspire
  • ,
  • instigate

3. Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

    synonym:
  • prompt
  • ,
  • remind
  • ,
  • cue

adjective

1. According to schedule or without delay

  • On time
  • "The train is prompt"
    synonym:
  • prompt

2. Ready and willing or quick to act

  • "She is always prompt to help her friends"
    synonym:
  • prompt

3. Performed with little or no delay

  • "An immediate reply to my letter"
  • "A prompt reply"
  • "Was quick to respond"
  • "A straightaway denial"
    synonym:
  • immediate
  • ,
  • prompt
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • straightaway

Examples of using

He wrote a prompt answer to my letter.
He wrote a prompt answer to my letter.
He wrote a prompt answer to my letter.