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prompt  (prmpt)
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. Computer Science A symbol that appears on a monitor to indicate that the computer is ready to receive input.
3. Business
a. A prompt note.
b. The time limit stipulated in a prompt note.

[Middle English, ready, from Old French, from Latin prmptus, from past participle of prmere, to bring forth : pr-, forth; see pro-1 + emere, to take, obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

prompter n.
prompti·tude (prmpt-td, -tyd), promptness (prmptns) n.
promptly adv.

prompt (prɒmpt)
1. performed or executed without delay
2. quick or ready to act or respond
3. punctually
4. (tr) to urge (someone to do something)
5. (Theatre) to remind (an actor, singer, etc) of lines forgotten during a performance
6. (tr) to refresh the memory of
7. (tr) to give rise to by suggestion: his affairs will prompt discussion.
8. (Commerce) commerce
a. the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
b. the contract specifying this time limit
c. Also called: prompt note a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due
9. the act of prompting
10. anything that serves to remind
11. (Computer Science) 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
[C15: from Latin promptus evident, from prōmere to produce, from pro-1 + emere to buy]
ˈpromptly adv ˈpromptness n
prompt (prɒmpt)

adj. prompt•er, prompt•est.
1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply.
2. quick to act or respond.
3. punctual.
4. to induce (someone) to action.
5. to occasion or inspire (an act).
6. to assist (a speaker or performer) by suggesting something to be said, offering a missed cue, etc.
a. a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased.
b. the contract setting the time limit.
8. the act of prompting.
9. something serving to suggest or remind.
10. a symbol or message on a computer screen requesting more information or indicating readiness to accept instructions.
[1300–50; (v.) Middle English < Medieval Latin prōmptāre to incite, Latin: to distribute, frequentative of prōmere to bring out =prō- pro-1 + (e)mere to take, buy; (adj.) late Middle English < Latin promptus ready, prompt, orig. past participle of prōmere]
prompt′ly, adv.
prompt′ness, n.

Past participle: prompted
Gerund: prompting

I prompt
you prompt
he/she/it prompts
we prompt
you prompt
they prompt
I prompted
you prompted
he/she/it prompted
we prompted
you prompted
they prompted
Present Continuous
I am prompting
you are prompting
he/she/it is prompting
we are prompting
you are prompting
they are prompting
Present Perfect
I have prompted
you have prompted
he/she/it has prompted
we have prompted
you have prompted
they have prompted
Past Continuous
I was prompting
you were prompting
he/she/it was prompting
we were prompting
you were prompting
they were prompting
Past Perfect
I had prompted
you had prompted
he/she/it had prompted
we had prompted
you had prompted
they had prompted
I will prompt
you will prompt
he/she/it will prompt
we will prompt
you will prompt
they will prompt
Future Perfect
I will have prompted
you will have prompted
he/she/it will have prompted
we will have prompted
you will have prompted
they will have prompted
Future Continuous
I will be prompting
you will be prompting
he/she/it will be prompting
we will be prompting
you will be prompting
they will be prompting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prompting
you have been prompting
he/she/it has been prompting
we have been prompting
you have been prompting
they have been prompting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prompting
you will have been prompting
he/she/it will have been prompting
we will have been prompting
you will have been prompting
they will have been prompting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prompting
you had been prompting
he/she/it had been prompting
we had been prompting
you had been prompting
they had been prompting
I would prompt
you would prompt
he/she/it would prompt
we would prompt
you would prompt
they would prompt
Past Conditional
I would have prompted
you would have prompted
he/she/it would have prompted
we would have prompted
you would have prompted
they would have prompted
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.prompt - a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)prompt - a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
cue - an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
2.prompt - (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
electronic communication - communication by computer
Verb1.prompt - give an incentive for actionprompt - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
2.prompt - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - 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"
3.prompt - assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
Adj.1.prompt - according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the train is prompt"
punctual - 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"
2.prompt - ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to help her friends";
ready - 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"
3.prompt - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
fast - 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"

1. cause, move, inspire, stimulate, occasion, urge, spur, provoke, motivate, induce, evoke, give rise to, elicit, incite, instigate, impel, call forth The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
cause prevent, discourage, restrain, deter, talk out of
2. remind, assist, cue, help out, prod, jog the memory, refresh the memory `What was that you were saying about a guided tour?' he prompted her.
1. immediate, quick, rapid, instant, timely, early, swift, on time, speedy, instantaneous, punctual, pdq (slang), unhesitating an inflammation of the eyeball which needs prompt treatment
immediate late, slow, hesitating
2. quick, ready, efficient, eager, willing, smart, alert, brisk, responsive, expeditious I was impressed by the prompt service I received.
quick slack, inefficient, inactive, unresponsive, tardy, inattentive, remiss
(Informal) exactly, sharp, promptly, on the dot, punctually The invitation specifies eight o'clock prompt.
reminder, hint, cue, help, spur, stimulus, jog, prod, jolt Her blushes were saved by a prompt from her host.
prompt [prɒmpt]
1. (= speedy) [delivery, reply, service] → rápido
it is not too late, but prompt action is neededno es demasiado tarde pero hay que actuar inmediatamente or es necesario tomar medidas inmediatas
if it hadn't been for her prompt action, we would all have drownedsi no hubiera sido porque reaccionó con mucha rapidez, nos hubiéramos ahogado todos
they were prompt to offer their servicesofrecieron sus servicios inmediatamente or rápidamente
the company was prompt in its response to these accusationsla empresa reaccionó inmediatamente ante estas acusaciones, la empresa reaccionó con prontitud a estas acusaciones
2. (= punctual) → puntual
she is always prompt and efficientsiempre es puntual y eficiente
please be promptse ruega puntualidad
there is a discount for prompt paymentse hace un descuento por prontitud en el pago
B. ADV [start, arrive] → puntualmente
at two o'clock prompta las dos en punto
1. (= motivate) → empujar
I was prompted by a desire to see justice doneme movía el deseo de ver que se hiciera justicia
to prompt sb to do sthmover or incitar a algn a hacer algo
what prompted you to do it?¿qué te movió or incitó a hacerlo?
I felt prompted to protestme vi forzado or empujado a protestar
2. (= give rise to) [+ thought, question] → dar lugar a; [+ reply, reaction, speculation] → provocar, dar lugar a
it has prompted questions about his suitabilityha dado lugar a que se cuestione su idoneidad
what prompted that question?¿cuál fue el motivo de esa pregunta?
my choice was prompted by a number of considerationshay varias consideraciones que han influido en mi elección
3. (= help with speech) → apuntar
don't prompt her!¡no le apuntes!, ¡no le soples cosas al oído!
4. (Theat) → apuntar
she had to be prompted three timestuvieron que apuntarle tres veces
D. VI (Theat) → apuntar
E. N
1. (= suggestion, reminder) → apunte m, palabra f clave(que ayuda a recordar)
2. (Theat) (= person) → apuntador(a) m/f
to give sb a promptapuntar a algn
I had to be given a promptme tuvieron que apuntar
3. (Comput) → aviso m
F. CPD prompt box N (Theat) → concha f (del apuntador)
prompt side N (Theat) → lado m izquierdo(del actor)

prompt [ˈprɒmpt]
(= speedy) [action, reply] → rapide
a prompt reply → une réponse rapide
to be prompt to do sth [person] → être prompt(e) à faire qch
(= punctual) → ponctuel(le)
at eight o'clock prompt → à huit heures précises
(COMPUTING)message m (de guidage)
[+ person] → inciter
to prompt sb to do sth → inciter qn à faire qch
(= lead to) → entraîner
(= say) → dire
[+ speaker] → inviter à continuer
(THEATRE) [+ actor] → souffler ses répliques à
She needed to be prompted three times → Il a fallu qu'on lui souffle ses répliques par trois fois.
vi (THEATRE)souffler

adj (+er)prompt; actionunverzüglich, sofortig; he is always very prompt with such thingssolche Dinge erledigt er immer prompt or sofort; he is always very prompt (= on time)er ist immer sehr pünktlich; prompt to do something (= quick)prompt or rasch or schnell dabei, etw zu tun; the company was prompt in its response to these accusationsdie Firma hat prompt auf diese Vorwürfe reagiert
adv at 6 o’clock promptpünktlich um 6 Uhr, Punkt 6 Uhr
(= motivate)veranlassen (to zu); to prompt somebody to do somethingjdn (dazu) veranlassen, etw zu tun; what prompted you to do it?was hat Sie dazu veranlasst?; he was prompted purely by a desire to helpsein Beweggrund war einzig und allein der Wunsch zu helfen; in the hope that this might prompt a discussionin der Hoffnung, dass das eine Diskussion in Gang setzen wird; he didn’t need any prompting to ask herman brauchte ihn nicht darum zu bitten, sie zu fragen; he’s a bit lazy, he needs a little promptinger ist ein bisschen faul, man muss ihm manchmal auf die Sprünge helfen; I’ll do it myself, I don’t need you to prompt meich mache das schon selbst, du brauchst mich nicht erst zu ermahnen; he doesn’t need any prompting, he’s cheeky enough as it iser braucht keine Ermunterung, er ist auch so schon frech genug
(= evoke) memories, feelingswecken; conclusionnahelegen; it prompts the thought that …es drängt einem den Gedanken auf, dass …
(= help with speech)vorsagen (sb jdm); (Theat) → soufflieren (sb jdm); he recited the whole poem without any promptinger sagte das ganze Gedicht auf, ohne dass ihm jemand (etwas) vorsagen musste; the teacher had to keep prompting himder Lehrer musste ihm immer wieder Hilfestellung geben; he forgot his speech and had to be prompteder hatte seine Rede vergessen, so dass or sodass man ihm mit Stichworten auf die Sprünge helfen musste
vi (Theat) → soufflieren
(Theat) he needed a promptihm musste souffliert werden; he couldn’t hear the prompter hörte die Souffleuse nicht; to give somebody a promptjdm weiterhelfen; (Theat) → jdm soufflieren
(= reminder, encouragement) to give somebody a promptjdm einen Schubs geben (inf), → jdn anstoßen; we have to give our debtors the occasional promptwir müssen uns bei unseren Schuldnern hin und wieder in Erinnerung bringen
(Comput) → Prompt m, → Eingabeaufforderung f

prompt book
n (Theat) → Soufflierbuch nt
prompt box
n (Theat) → Souffleurkasten m
prompt copy
n (Theat) → Rollenheft nt

prompt [prɒmpt]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (action) → tempestivo/a; (delivery) → immediato/a; (payment) → pronto/a, immediato/a
to be prompt to do sth → essere sollecito/a nel fare qc
they're very prompt (punctual) → sono molto puntuali
2. adv at 6 o'clock promptalle 6 in punto
3. n
a. (Theatre) → imbeccata
b. (Comput) → prompt m inv
4. vt
a. to prompt sb to do sthspingere qn a fare qc
it prompts the thought that ... → questo fa pensare che...
b. (Theatre) → suggerire a

prompt1 (prompt) adjective
acting, or happening, without delay or punctually. a prompt reply; I'm surprised that she's late. She's usually so prompt.
ˈpromptly adverb
1. immediately. He promptly accepted my offer.
2. punctually. They arrived promptly.
ˈpromptness noun
at one/two etc o'clock prompt
punctually at one/two etc o'clock.

prompt2 (prompt) verb
1. to persuade to do something. What prompted you to say that?
2. to remind (especially an actor) of the words that he is to say. Several actors forgot their words and had to be prompted.
ˈprompter noun

prompt يُحَفِّز promptní øjeblikkelig unverzüglich ταχύς pronto pikainen rapide pravovremen puntuale 即座の 즉각적인 prompt rask szybki pronto немедленный omgående ทันที çabuk nhanh chóng 迅速的

a.  puntual, a tiempo.

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The hurry of the times, the loading and discharging organization of the docks, the use of hoisting machinery which works quickly and will not wait, the cry for prompt despatch, the very size of his ship, stand nowadays between the modern seaman and the thorough knowledge of his craft.
I was prompt with my answer, however, for I saw where my advantage lay and that with a fellow so densely stupid I could easily conceal my suspicions to the end.
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision.
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