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1. prompt

verb. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] give an incentive for action.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • make
  • actuate
  • propel
  • incite
  • affect
  • motivate
  • cause
  • do
  • move

Antonyms

  • strain
  • unstrain
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Prompt

  • stomped

Example sentences of the word prompt


1. Noun, singular or mass
The writing essay, on the other hand, requires test-takers to write a free response to a prompt.

2. Verb, base form
Wait for the installation to complete; the screen will prompt you when this is the case.

Quotes containing the word prompt


1. He knew sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don't do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.
- Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

2. The paper does not provide the exact number of penises eaten by ducks, but the author says there have been enough over the years to prompt the coining of a popular saying: 'I better get home or the ducks will have something to eat.
- Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

2. prompt

verb. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] serve as the inciting cause of.

Synonyms

  • make
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • instigate
  • cause
  • get
  • induce

Antonyms

  • break
  • unmake
  • stay
  • refrain

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

3. prompt

adjective. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] according to schedule or without delay; on time.

Antonyms

  • roughen

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

4. prompt

adjective. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] ready and willing or quick to act; .

Antonyms

  • stand still

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

5. prompt

noun. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command.

Synonyms

  • electronic communication

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • break even

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

6. prompt

noun. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken).

Synonyms

  • prompting

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

7. prompt

verb. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned.

Synonyms

  • inform
  • remind

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)

8. prompt

adjective. ['ˈprɑːmpt'] performed with little or no delay.

Synonyms

  • fast
  • immediate
  • quick

Antonyms

  • gladden
  • miss
  • lose
  • defend

Etymology

  • prompt (French)
  • promptus (Latin)
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