AskDefine | Define prompting

The Collaborative Dictionary

Prompt \Prompt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prompted; p. pr. & vb. n. Prompting.] [1913 Webster]
To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite. [1913 Webster] God first . . . prompted on the infirmities of the infant world by temporal prosperity. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
To suggest; to dictate. [1913 Webster] And whispering angles prompt her golden dreams. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten. [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 persuasion formulated as a suggestion [syn: suggestion]
2 a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting" [syn: prompt]

Moby Thesaurus

actuation, aide-memoire, animation, cue, direction, flapper, hint, influence, inner-direction, jogger, memorandum, motivation, moving, other-direction, prompt, prompter, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, stimulation, tickler



  1. present participle of prompt
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