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prompt

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1 done, carried out, or given without delay
  • Prompt treatment of snakebites is always advisable.
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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.
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quick, prompt, ready, apt mean able to respond without delay or hesitation or indicative of such ability. quick stresses instancy of response and is likely to connote native rather than acquired power.
    • quick reflexes
    • a keen quick mind
prompt is more likely to connote training and discipline that fits one for instant response.
    • prompt emergency medical care
ready suggests facility or fluency in response.
    • backed by a pair of ready assistants
apt stresses the possession of qualities (such as intelligence, a particular talent, or a strong bent) that makes quick effective response possible.
    • an apt student
    • her answer was apt and to the point

prompt

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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
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