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 for prompting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prompt \Prompt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prompted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Prompting.]
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     1. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to
        instigate; to incite.
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              God first . . . prompted on the infirmities of the
              infant world by temporal prosperity.  --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To suggest; to dictate.
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              And whispering angles prompt her golden dreams.
                                                    --Pope.
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     3. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics
        forgotten.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prompting
      n 1: persuasion formulated as a suggestion [syn: suggestion,
           prompting]
      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, prompting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "prompting":
     actuation, aide-memoire, animation, cue, direction, flapper, hint,
     influence, inner-direction, jogger, memorandum, motivation, moving,
     other-direction, prompt, prompter, remembrance, remembrancer,
     reminder, stimulation, tickler
  
  

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