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2 prompt

computer science A symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command.

synonym: command prompt.


1 prompt

Give an incentive for action.

synonyms: actuate, incite, motivate, move, propel.

Roget 695: advise, counsel; give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice [Fr.]; suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate; exhort etc. (persuade) ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Dutch: begeesteren, enthousiasmeren, motiveren, opwarmen

2 prompt

Serve as the inciting cause of:
— She prompted me to call my relatives.

synonyms: inspire, instigate.

Dutch: inblazen, inspireren

3 prompt

Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned.

synonyms: cue, remind.

Roget 505: remember, mind; retain the memory of, retain the remembrance of; keep in view.    recognize, recollect, bethink oneself, recall, call up, retrace; look back, trace back, ... show more


1 prompt

According to schedule or without delay; on time.

Roget 132a: timely, seasonable, in time, punctual, prompt.   

Polish: punktualny

2 prompt

Ready and willing or quick to act.

3 prompt

Performed with little or no delay:
— A prompt reply.

synonyms: immediate, quick, straightaway.

Roget 682: active, brisk, brisk as a lark, brisk as a bee; lively, animated, vivacious; alive, alive and kicking; frisky, spirited, stirring.    nimble, nimble as a squirrel; ... show more

Roget 132: early, prime, forward; prompt etc. (active) 682; summary.    premature, precipitate, precocious; prevenient, anticipatory; rath.    ... show more

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.

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1 prompting

Persuasion formulated as a suggestion.

synonym: 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

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

2 prompting

A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken):
— The audience could hear his prompting.

synonym: prompt.

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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