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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.promptly - with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
2.promptly - in a punctual manner; "he did his homework promptly"
3.promptly - at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence); "he promptly forgot the address"

promptly

adverb
1. immediately, instantly, swiftly, directly, quickly, at once, speedily, by return, pronto (informal), unhesitatingly, hotfoot, pdq (slang), posthaste She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
2. punctually, on time, spot on (informal), bang on (informal), on the dot, on the button (U.S.), on the nail We left the hotel promptly at seven.
Translations
فَوْرَافَورا، بِصورَةٍ عاجِلَه، عَلى الوَقْتفَوْرا، حالا
ihnedpromptněvčas
øjeblikkeligtomgående
pikaisesti
odmah
stundvíslegatafarlaust
即座に
즉시
promptne
takojtočno
omgående
อย่างทันที
çabucakdakikası dakikasınaderhalhemen
nhanh chóng

promptly

[ˈprɒmptlɪ] ADV (= immediately) → inmediatamente; (= fast) [pay, deliver, reply] → rápidamente, con prontitud; (= punctually) [start, arrive] → en punto, puntualmente
they left promptly at sixpartieron a las seis en punto
he flopped onto the sofa and promptly fell asleepse dejó caer en el sofá y se durmió inmediatamente

promptly

[ˈprɒmptli] adv
(= quickly) [treat, act, answer] → rapidement
(= punctually)
We left promptly at seven → Nous sommes partis à sept heures précises.
(= immediately) → promptement

promptly

adv
prompt; of course he promptly forgot it aller hat natürlich prompt alles vergessen; they left promptly at 6sie gingen pünktlich um 6 Uhr or Punkt 6 Uhr; when you receive orders you must obey them promptlywenn Sie Anweisungen erhalten, müssen Sie sie auf der Stelle befolgen; she sat down and promptly fell asleepsie setzte sich hin und schlief auf der Stelle or prompt ein
(= without further ado) she promptly gave him a left hooksie versetzte ihm unverzüglich einen linken Haken

promptly

[ˈprɒmptlɪ] adv (speedily) → prontamente; (punctually) → puntualmente

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.

promptly

فَوْرَا promptně øjeblikkeligt prompt αμέσως inmediatamente, puntualmente pikaisesti rapidement odmah puntualmente 即座に 즉시 prompt presis szybko prontamente быстро omgående อย่างทันที çabucak nhanh chóng 立刻
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As he listened to his brother's argument with the professor, he noticed that they connected these scientific questions with those spiritual problems, that at times they almost touched on the latter; but every time they were close upon what seemed to him the chief point, they promptly beat a hasty retreat, and plunged again into a sea of subtle distinctions, reservations, quotations, allusions, and appeals to authorities, and it was with difficulty that he understood what they were talking about.
He promptly sent for the Adversary of Souls and demanded his freedom, explaining that he was entirely orthodox, and had always led a pious and holy life.
This we promptly arranged between us; but when, ten minutes later and in pursuance of our arrangement, we met in the hall, it was only to report on either side that after guarded inquiries we had altogether failed to trace her.
The latter, however, were supplied before Anne reached the main road, for being confronted halfway down the lane with a golden frenzy of wind-stirred buttercups and a glory of wild roses, Anne promptly and liberally garlanded her hat with a heavy wreath of them.
Fentolin, on leaving the dining-room, steered his chair with great precision through the open, wrought-iron doors of a small lift at the further end of the hall, which Doctor Sarson, who stepped in with him, promptly directed to the second floor.
But the Woodman promptly chopped off the branch and set the little dog free.
Then we would talk of agents and the offers they had obtained for us; of editors and the sort of contributions they welcomed, how much they paid a thousand, and whether they paid promptly or otherwise.
But time for reformation of his military manners was denied him: he was promptly arrested on complaint of the officer, tried by court- martial and sentenced to be shot.
Maston had been all along in a state of much anxiety; but they were promptly reassured on hearing a jolly voice shouting a boisterous hurrah.
It wouldn't matter to any of them really," he went on, "for, even were it possible to meet in that stand-and-deliver way so silly a demand on so big a subject, my 'thoughts' would still be almost altogether about something that concerns only myself." He was talking to Miss Staverton, with whom for a couple of months now he had availed himself of every possible occasion to talk; this disposition and this resource, this comfort and support, as the situation in fact presented itself, having promptly enough taken the first place in the considerable array of rather unattenuated surprises attending his so strangely belated return to America.
There is no knowing what further mischief she might have done had not York promptly sat himself down flat on her head to prevent her struggling, at the same time calling out, "Unbuckle the black horse!
He, I think, will understand why I didn't promptly assault the Major- General, seize Nicolete by the waist, thrust her into her ancestral carriage, haul the coachman from his box, and, seizing the reins, drive away in triumph before astonishment had time to change into pursuit.