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prompt

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prompt

  1. 1 done, carried out, or given without delay <prompt treatment of snakebites is always advisable> Synonyms immediate, punctual, speedy, timely Related Words apt, quick, ready, swift, willing; opportune, seasonable; early Near Antonyms delinquent, latish, overdue; behind, behindhand, delayed, detained; dilatory, laggard, slow Antonyms belated, late, tardy

  2. 2 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation <our waiter was prompt and courteous despite the fact that the restaurant was understaffed> Synonyms alacritous, alert, expeditious, quick, ready, willingRelated Words receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; breakneck, breathless, brisk, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, hit-and-run, lightning, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, quick, quick-witted, ready-witted, sharp-witted, smartNear Antonyms unresponsive; crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely, logy (also loggy), poking, poky (or pokey), slothful, slow, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried; dormant, idle, inactive, inert




prompt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prompt

  1. 1 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) <a misguided pride prompted the family to refuse all offers of help> Synonyms beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, effect, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yieldRelated Words conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn outNear Antonyms impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench

  2. 2 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action <prompted the reluctant performer onto the stage with loud cheers and whistles> Synonyms egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, nudge, press, prod, urgeRelated Words drive, propel, spur, stimulate; hurry, hustle, push, rush; adjure, beseech, implore, importune; blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle; high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up)Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade; brake, check, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, restrain





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