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prompt

 
Adjective prompt has 4 senses
  1. on time, prompt - according to schedule or without delay; "they were always on time"; "a prompt reply"
    Antonym: unpunctual (indirect, via punctual)
  2. expeditious, prompt, timesaving - characterized by speed and efficiency
    Antonym: inefficient (indirect, via efficient)
  3. prompt - quick in apprehending or reacting; "a prompt (or ready) response"; "a prompt smile"
    Antonym:
    unready (indirect, via ready)
  4. immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
    Antonym: slow (indirect, via fast)
Noun prompt has 2 senses
  1. prompt, prompting - a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
    --1 is a kind of cue
    Derived form: verb prompt3
  2. prompt, command prompt - (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    --2 is a kind of electronic communication
Verb prompt has 3 senses
  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    --1 is one way to cause, do, make
    Sample sentence:
    They prompt him to write the letter
  2. prompt, inspire, instigate - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
    --2 is one way to induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Derived form: noun prompting1
    Sample sentence:
    They prompt him to write the letter
  3. prompt, remind, cue - assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    --3 is one way to inform
    Derived forms: noun prompt1, noun prompter1, noun prompter2, noun prompting2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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