Definition of prompt
- evidence prompting an investigation
Curiosity prompted her to ask a few questions.
Pride prompted his angry response.
The evidence prompted a criminal investigation.
“Did you hear me?” he prompted when his friend did not respond to his first question.
The actor had to be prompted by someone who was standing offstage.
The computer prompted me to type in a number.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
The actor was given a prompt by someone offstage.
: to cause (someone) to do something
: to be the cause of (something)
: to say (something that encourages a person to talk)
: the lines of a play that are said to an actor who has forgotten them
computers : a message that appears on a computer screen asking the user to do something or to provide information
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