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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.
[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.]
promp′ti·tude′ (prŏmp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′), prompt′ness (prŏmpt′nĭs) n.
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1. the act of refreshing the memory of
2. the act of giving rise to by suggestion
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|Noun||1.||prompting - persuasion formulated as a suggestion|
|2.||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
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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.
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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 conscience → los escrúpulos de la conciencia
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(= encouragement) → encouragements mpl
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