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prompt

adjective

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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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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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Adjective

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

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The first known use of prompt was in the 14th century

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“Prompt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prompt. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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