|Origin:||promptare, from Latin promptus; PROMPT2|
to make someone decide to do something
prompt somebody to do something
What prompted you to buy that suit?
to make people say or do something as a reaction:
The decision prompted an outcry among prominent US campaigners.
to help a speaker who pauses, by suggesting how to continue:
'I can't decide.' said Beatrice. 'Decide what?' prompted Marlon.
to ask someone to do something on a computer:
A message will appear which will prompt you for certain information.
5 [intransitive and transitive]AP
to remind an actor of the next words in a speech