Definition of Prompt in English :

Define Prompt in English

Prompt meaning in English

Meaning of Prompt in English

Pronunciation of Prompt in English

Prompt pronunciation in English

Pronounce Prompt in English


see synonyms of prompt


1. prompt, prompting

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

Example Sentences:
'the audience could hear his prompting'

2. command prompt, prompt

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


3. actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel

give an incentive for action

Example Sentences:
'This moved me to sacrifice my career'

4. inspire, instigate, prompt

serve as the inciting cause of

Example Sentences:
'She prompted me to call my relatives'

5. cue, prompt, remind

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


6. prompt

according to schedule or without delay; on time

Example Sentences:
'the train is prompt'

7. prompt

ready and willing or quick to act

Example Sentences:
'she is always prompt to help her friends'

8. immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway

performed with little or no delay

Example Sentences:
'an immediate reply to my letter'
'a prompt reply'
'was quick to respond'
'a straightaway denial'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of prompt
performed or executed without delay
quick or ready to act or respond
3. informal
4. (transitive)
to urge (someone to do something)
to remind (an actor, singer, etc) of lines forgotten during a performance
6. (transitive)
to refresh the memory of
7. (transitive)
to give rise to by suggestion
his affairs will prompt discussion
8. business
the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
the contract specifying this time limit
c. Also called: prompt note
a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him or her of the time limit and the sum due
the act of prompting
anything that serves to remind
an aid to the operator of a computer in the form of a question or statement that appears on the screen showing that the equipment is ready to proceed and indicating the options available

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see synonyms of prompt
quick to act or to do what is required; ready, punctual, etc.
done, spoken, etc. at once or without delay
3.  Business
the time limit specified for the payment of an account
the contract in which the due date is specified
an act of prompting; reminder
5.  Computing
a message on a video screen that requests the operator to enter information or a command
verb transitive
to urge into action; provoke
to remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
to move or inspire by suggestion
9.  Computing
to request information with a prompt (sense 5)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of prompt
adj. prompt·er, prompt·est
1. Being on time; punctual.
2. Carried out or performed without delay: a prompt reply.
tr.v. prompt·ed, prompt·ing, prompts
1. To move to act; spur; incite: A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate.
2. To give rise to; inspire: The accident prompted a review of school safety policy.
3. To assist with a reminder; remind.
4. To assist (an actor or reciter) by providing the next words of a forgotten passage; cue.
a. The act of prompting or giving a cue.
b. A reminder or cue.
2. Computers A symbol that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.
3. Something which inspires a response, especially a statement or series of questions designed to provoke creative or critical thought from a student: In English class today, the teacher gave us the prompt for our final essay.

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