prompted; prompting; prompts
Essential Meaning of prompt
1 : to cause (someone) to do something Curiosity prompted her to ask a few questions.
2 : to be the cause of (something) Pride prompted his angry response. The evidence prompted a criminal investigation.
3 : to say (something that encourages a person to talk) "Did you hear me?" he prompted when his friend did not respond to his first question.
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Definition of prompt (Entry 3 of 4)
1 : being ready and quick to act as occasion demands
2 : performed readily or immediately prompt assistance
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