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Definition of "prompt" []

  • Being on time; punctual. (adjective)
  • Carried out or performed without delay: a prompt reply. (adjective)
  • To move to act; spur; incite: A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate. (verb-transitive)
  • To give rise to; inspire: The accident prompted a review of school safety policy. (verb-transitive)
  • To assist with a reminder; remind. (verb-transitive)
  • Performed or executed without delay (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Quick or ready to act or respond (adjective)
  • Punctually (adverb)
  • To urge (someone to do something) (verb)
  • To remind (an actor, singer, etc) of lines forgotten during a performance (verb)
  • To refresh the memory of (verb)
  • To give rise to by suggestion (verb)
  • The time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit (noun)
  • The contract specifying this time limit (noun)
  • A memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due (noun)
  • The act of prompting (noun)
  • Anything that serves to remind (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

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Use "prompt" in a sentence
  • "It also welcomed what it called the prompt release of the results."
  • "It also welcomed what it called the prompt release of the results, which were officially released earlier on Friday by"
  • "The 210000-member union also welcomed what it called the prompt release of results."