prompting


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prompt

 (prŏmpt)
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.
n.
1.
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.

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

prompt′er n.
promp′ti·tude′ (prŏmp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′), prompt′ness (prŏmpt′nĭs) n.
prompt′ly adv.

prompting

(ˈprɒmptɪŋ)
n
1. the act of refreshing the memory of
2. the act of giving rise to by suggestion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prompting - persuasion formulated as a suggestion
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
2.prompting - a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)prompting - 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

prompting

noun urging, pressing, pressure, pushing, influence, reminding, suggestion, hint, assistance, reminder, encouragement, jogging, persuasion, prodding, incitement, clarion call, geeing-up The refugees need no prompting to describe what happened to them.
Translations

prompting

[ˈprɒmptɪŋ] N without prompting (lit) → sin tener que consultar el texto; (= on one's own initiative) → por iniciativa propia, motu propio
the promptings of consciencelos escrúpulos de la conciencia

prompting

[ˈprɒmptɪŋ] n
(= encouragement) → encouragements mpl
(= urge)
the promptings of your subconscious → les messages de votre subconscient

prompting

n
(Theat) → Soufflieren nt
the promptings of conscience/the heartdie Stimme des Gewissens/Herzens

prompting

[ˈprɒmptɪŋ] nimbeccata, suggerimento
References in classic literature ?
He called the animals his cousins, and reminded them that his protecting influence was the reason they remained unharmed, while many avaricious traders were prompting the Indians to take their lives.
The servant returned with a polite apology: "Miss Vanstone's kind love, and she begs to be excused -- she's prompting Mr.
Under the prompting of this new idea, and without waiting to form conjectures, he raised the child in his arms, and went to the door.
That is how she thanks me for prompting her, is it?
That is the truth," said the damsel; "but I think from this on I shall have no need of any prompting, and I shall bring my true story safe into port, and here it is.
The pelt of a leopard covered the nakedness of the youth; but the wearing of it had not been dictated by any prompting of modesty.
Jacob's right hand was given to vague clutching and throwing; it suddenly clutched the guineas as if they had been so many pebbles, and was raised in an attitude which promised to scatter them like seed over a distant bramble, when, from some prompting or other--probably of an unwonted sensation--it paused, descended to Jacob's knee, and opened slowly under the inspection of Jacob's dull eyes.
It was nothing more than a blind prompting now, for she was unable to calculate the effect of her words.
His genius had ever been in advance of his circumstances, prompting him to new and wide fields of enterprise beyond the scope of ordinary merchants.
Because I have observed for the last five or six hours--since, I fancy, she has lost all hope of recovery--there seems a strange prompting in her to say something which pain and failing strength forbid her to utter; and there is a look of hideous meaning in her eyes, which she turns continually towards her mistress.
From time to time the lama stretched out his hand, and with a little low-voiced prompting would point out the road to Spiti and north across the Parungla.
What incited me was independent of honour and compassion; it was the prompting of a love supreme, practical, remorseless in its aim; it was the practical thought that no woman need be counted as lost for ever, unless she be dead!