promptprompt1 /prɒmpt $ prɑːmpt/ ●●○W3 verb1[transitive]PERSUADE to make someone decide to do somethingprompt somebody to do somethingWhat prompted you to buy that suit?2CAUSE[transitive] to make people say or do something as a reactionThe decision prompted an outcry among prominent US campaigners.3[transitive]REMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBER to help a speaker who pauses, by suggesting how to continue‘I can’t decide, ’ said Beatrice. ‘Decide what?’ prompted Marlon.4[transitive] to ask someone to do something on a computerA message will appear which will prompt you for certain information.5[intransitive, transitive]APREMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBER to remind an actor of the next words in a speech→ See Verb table
promptprompt3 ●○○ noun [countable]1APREMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBERa word or words said to an actor in a play, to help them remember what to say2TDa sign on a computer screen which shows that the computer has finished one operation and is ready to begin the next
prompt• Store the shellfish in a coveredcontainer and refrigerate them promptly.From Longman Business Dictionarypromptprompt1 /prɒmptprɑːmpt/ adjectivedone quickly, immediately, or at the right timeWe guarantee prompt delivery of your purchases.Many customers are taking advantage of a 2.5% discount for prompt payment. —promptly adverbAnswer the telephone promptly — within three rings if possible.The prices of certain goods such as agricultural produce respond very promptly to changes in supply and demand. —promptness noun [uncountable]BT responded with great promptness and had two telephone lines and a fax line installed within three days.promptprompt2 noun [countable]COMPUTINGa sign on a computer screen which shows that the computer has finished one operation and is ready to begin the nextWhen you see the ‘C’ prompt, type ‘WP’.