Synonyms for prompt

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : prompt
Phonetic Transcription : prɒmpt

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Définition of prompt

Origin :
  • mid-14c., prompten, from Latin promptus, past participle of promere "to bring forth," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Theatrical sense of "to assist a speaker with lines" is first recorded early 15c. Related: Prompted; prompting.
  • adj early, responsive
  • noun hint
  • verb incite, cue
Example sentences :
  • "I'd say that I was lucky to have half of the half that's left," was Emma's prompt retort.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • "It wasn't safe to bring them in the front way," was the Inspector's prompt reply.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • But she was as tender as ever, unfailingly patient, prompt to come to him and slow to leave.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Now every man to his station; be prompt, and be silent, and attend to the word of command.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • I could not prompt him to go on, but he presently did so himself, desolately enough.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • "Not if they wait till I pass 'em," answered Tip in his prompt, saucy way.
  • Extract from : « Tip Lewis and His Lamp » by Pansy
  • Ellis was a bold, prompt boy: when he had anything to say, he said it; so he came to the point at once.
  • Extract from : « Tip Lewis and His Lamp » by Pansy
  • "And you have won the battle," said Vargrave, with prompt gallantry.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Josie, of course, was prompt to oust Angie Tuthill from her place in the choir.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • I was much tickled by the prompt obedience of the little Bears.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton

Antonyms for prompt

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