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Definition of Prompt

Prompt

  1. A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt-note.
  2. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
  3. To suggest; to dictate.
  4. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.

Prompt Quotations

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
Charles Simmons

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Maximilien Robespierre

I love my last-minute lifestyle because I just sort of don't have plans, and things kind of happen. Plans make me annoyed a little bit, personally. I'm not the most prompt, on-time person.
Maxwell

All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent - which can be withdrawn at any time.
Simon Winchester

Advertising must respect the intelligence of its audience and if it does not prompt them to think, it will be instantly dismissed.
Maurice Saatchi
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Prompt Translations

prompt in Dutch is nauwgezet, nauwkeurig, accuraat
prompt in French is ponctuel
prompt in German is Anforderungszeichen {n}, Bedienerhinweis {m}
prompt in Latin is promptus
prompt in Portuguese is alerta
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