Variant of prompt
- quick to act or to do what is required; ready, punctual, etc.
- done, spoken, etc. at once or without delay
Origin: Middle English prompte from Middle French from Classical Latin promptus, brought forth, at hand, ready, quick from past participle of promere, to bring forth from pro-, forth plush emere, to take: see pro- and amp; redeem
- the time limit specified for the payment of an account
- the contract in which the due date is specified
- an act of prompting; reminder
- Comput. a message on a video screen that requests the operator to enter information or a command
- to urge into action; provoke
- to remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
- to move or inspire by suggestion
- Comput. to request information with a prompt ()
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