- (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling)；cause (someone) to take a course of action
- an act of assisting or encouraging a hesitating speaker；a word or phrase spoken as a reminder to an actor of a forgotten word or line.
- done without delay; immediate；(of a person) acting without delay
verb: prompt, 3rd person present: prompts, gerund or present participle: prompting, past tense: prompted, past participle: prompted
noun: prompt, plural noun: prompts
- 1. (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling) his death has prompted an industry-wide investigation of safety violations 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ cause (someone) to take a course of action a demonstration by 20,000 people prompted the government to step up security 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. assist or encourage (a hesitating speaker) to say something “And the picture?” he prompted 同義詞
- ▪ supply a forgotten word or line to (an actor) during the performance of a play.
- ▪ (of a computer) request input from (a user) the online form prompts users for data
- 1. an act of assisting or encouraging a hesitating speaker with barely a prompt, Barbara talked on
- ▪ a word or phrase spoken as a reminder to an actor of a forgotten word or line.
- ▪ another term for prompter
- ▪ a message or symbol on a screen to show that the system is waiting for input.
- 2. the time limit for the payment of an account, as stated on a prompt note.
- 1. done without delay; immediate the owner would have died but for the prompt action of two paramedics
- ▪ (of a person) acting without delay the fans were prompt and courteous in complying with police requests
- ▪ (of goods) for immediate delivery and payment.