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Definition 1: a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the audience could hear his prompting

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is a kind of ...) an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

Definition 2: (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is a kind of ...) communication by computer

(prompt belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 3: serve as the inciting cause of - [verb of communication]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She prompted me to call my relatives

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

Definition 4: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

Definition 5: give an incentive for action - [verb of creation]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(prompt has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(prompt has a similar meaning as ...) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

Definition 6: performed with little or no delay - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an immediate reply to my letter
  • a prompt reply
  • was quick to respond
  • a straightaway denial

Synonyms for prompt in the sense of this definition

(prompt is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 7: according to schedule or without delay; on time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the train is prompt

(prompt is similar to ...) acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed

"she expected guests to be punctual at meals" "he is not a particularly punctual person" "punctual payment" "she is always on time for class"

Definition 8: ready and willing or quick to act - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where prompt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is always prompt to help her friends

(prompt is similar to ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

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