Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prompt

2 senses of prompt

Sense 1
prompt, prompting -- (a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting")
       => cue -- (an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech)

Sense 2
prompt, command prompt -- ((computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command)
       => electronic communication -- (communication by computer)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prompt

3 senses of prompt

Sense 1
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
prompt, inspire, instigate -- (serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 3
prompt, remind, cue -- (assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned)
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Antonyms of adj prompt

3 senses of prompt

Sense 1
prompt -- (according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the train is prompt")

INDIRECT (VIA punctual) -> unpunctual -- (not punctual; after the appointed time)

Sense 2
prompt -- (ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to help her friends";)

INDIRECT (VIA ready) -> unready -- (not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue")

Sense 3
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway -- (performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial")

INDIRECT (VIA fast) -> slow -- (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth")

Similarity of adj prompt

3 senses of prompt

Sense 1
prompt -- (according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the train is prompt")
       => punctual (vs. unpunctual) -- (acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment")

Sense 2
prompt -- (ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to help her friends";)
       => ready (vs. unready) -- (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read")

Sense 3
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway -- (performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial")
       => fast (vs. slow) -- (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car")

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