Definitions of prompt

  1. To rouse to action; to suggest; remind ( a speaker) when at a loss for words.
  2. To incite: to move to action: to assist a speaker when at a loss for words: to suggest.
  3. To incite; instigate; help by suggestion; suggest.
  4. give an incentive for action; " This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  5. To incite; to move to action; to assist a speaker when at a loss for the next word; to dictate; to suggest to the mind.
  6. To incite to action or exertion; to assist a speaker when forgetful or at a loss for words; to help at a loss; to suggest to the mind.
  7. ( computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  8. Promptness, prompter.
  9. PROMPTNESS.
  10. PROMPTER.
  11. Promptness, promptitude.
  12. Promptly.
  13. characterized by speed and efficiency
  14. performed with little or no delay; " an immediate reply to my letter"; " prompt obedience"; " was quick to respond"; " a straightaway denial"
  15. according to schedule or without delay; " they were always on time"; " a prompt reply"
  16. quick in apprehending or reacting; " a prompt ( or ready) response"; " a prompt smile"
  17. A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt- note.
  18. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
  19. To suggest; to dictate.
  20. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.
  21. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; immediate; done without delay.
  22. Prepared: ready: acting with alacrity: cheerful: unhesitating.
  23. Acting, or ready to act, at the moment.
  24. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; acting with alacrity; quick; ready; without delay.
  25. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; quick without hesitation; done without delay; not dilatory; ready; told down, as prompt payment; unobstructed.
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