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English adjective: prompt

1. prompt according to schedule or without delay; on time


SamplesThe train is prompt.


Similarpunctual


Antonymsunpunctual

2. prompt ready and willing or quick to act


SamplesShe is always prompt to help her friends.


Similarready


Antonymsunready

3. prompt performed with little or no delay


SamplesAn immediate reply to my letter.
A prompt reply.
Was quick to respond.
A straightaway denial.


Synonymsimmediate, quick, straightaway


Similarfast


Antonymsslow


English noun: prompt

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


SamplesThe audience could hear his prompting.


Synonymsprompting


Broader (hypernym)cue

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


Synonymscommand prompt


Broader (hypernym)electronic communication


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: prompt

1. prompt (creation) give an incentive for action


SamplesThis moved me to sacrifice my career.


ExamplesThey prompt him to write the letter


Synonymsactuate, incite, motivate, move, propel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, move, strike

2. prompt (communication) serve as the inciting cause of


SamplesShe prompted me to call my relatives.


ExamplesThey prompt him to write the letter


Synonymsinspire, instigate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

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


Synonymscue, remind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)inform









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