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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)

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.

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."