computer science A symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command.
synonym: command prompt.
Give an incentive for action.
Dutch: begeesteren, enthousiasmeren, motiveren, opwarmen
Serve as the inciting cause of:
— She prompted me to call my relatives.
Dutch: inblazen, inspireren
Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned.
According to schedule or without delay; on time.
Ready and willing or quick to act.
Performed with little or no delay:
— A prompt reply.
Moby thesaurus: accordant, acquiescent, admonish, adumbrate, affect, affirmative, agile, agog, agreeable, agreeing, aide-memoire, alacritous, alert, alive, all agog, allude to, amenable, animated, anxious, approving ... show more.
Persuasion formulated as a suggestion.
Roget 505: memory, remembrance; retention, retentiveness; tenacity; veteris vestigia flammae [Lat.]; tablets of the memory; readiness. reminiscence, recognition, recollection, rememoration†; recurrence, flashback; ... show more
A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken):
— The audience could hear his prompting.
Moby thesaurus: actuation, aide-memoire, animation, cue, direction, flapper, hint, influence, inner-direction, jogger, memorandum, motivation, moving, other-direction, prompt, prompter, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, stimulation ... show more.
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