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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prompt \Prompt\ (pr[o^]mt; 215), a. [Compar. Prompter; superl.
     Promptest.] [F. prompt, L. promptus, properly, brought
     forth (to light or view), hence, visible, evident, at hand,
     ready, quick, -- p. p. of promere to take or bring forth; pro
     forth + emere to take. See Redeem. ]
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     1. Ready and quick to act as occasion demands; meeting
        requirements readily; not slow, dilatory, or hesitating in
        decision or action; responding on the instant; immediate;
        as, prompt in obedience or compliance; -- said of persons.
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              Very discerning and prompt in giving orders.
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              Tell him I am prompt
              To lay my crown at's feet.            --Shak.
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              And you, perhaps, too prompt in your replies.
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     2. Done or rendered quickly, readily, or immediately; given
        without delay or hesitation; -- said of conduct; as,
        prompt assistance.
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              When Washington heard the voice of his country in
              his obedience was prompt.             --Ames.
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     3. Easy; unobstructed. [Obs.]
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              The reception of the light into the body of the
              building was very prompt.             --Sir H.
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     Syn: Ready; expeditious; quick; agile; alert; brisk; nimble.
     Usage: Prompt, Ready, Expeditious. One who is ready is
            prepared to act at the moment. One who is prompt acts
            at the moment. One who is expeditious carries through
            an undertaking with constant promptness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prompt \Prompt\, n. (Com.)
     A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce
     purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See
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           To cover any probable difference of price which might
           arise before the expiration of the prompt, which for
           this article [tea] is three months.      --J. S. Mill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prompt \Prompt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prompted; p. pr. & vb. n.
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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.
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     3. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: according to schedule or without delay; on time; "the
             train is prompt"
      2: ready and willing or quick to act; "she is always prompt to
         help her friends";
      3: performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my
         letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a
         straightaway denial" [syn: immediate, prompt, quick,
      n 1: 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]
      2: (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer
         screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a
         command [syn: prompt, command prompt]
      v 1: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice
           my career" [syn: motivate, actuate, propel, move,
           prompt, incite]
      2: serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my
         relatives" [syn: prompt, inspire, instigate]
      3: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next
         words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned [syn:
         prompt, remind, cue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  298 Moby Thesaurus words for "prompt":
     accordant, acquiescent, admonish, adumbrate, affect, affirmative,
     agile, agog, agreeable, agreeing, aide-memoire, alacritous, alert,
     alive, all agog, allude to, amenable, animated, anxious, approving,
     apt, ardent, argue into, arouse, assenting, attentive, avid, awake,
     awaken, bend, bias, breakneck, breathless, bright, bring,
     bring about, bring around, bring to recollection, brisk,
     broad hint, bursting to, cajole, call forth, call up, carry,
     carry back, cause, caution, charge, clue, coax, color, compliable,
     compliant, consentient, consenting, content, convince, cooperative,
     cue, cursory, dashing, decide, decisive, desirous, determine,
     dispatchful, dispose, disposed, docile, double-quick, draw,
     drop a hint, eager, eagle-winged, egg on, elicit, encourage,
     endorsing, engage, enjoin, enlist, enthusiastic, evoke, exhort,
     expeditious, expostulate, express, fain, fast, favorable,
     favorably disposed, favorably inclined, festinate, feverish,
     flapper, fleet, flying, forward, full of life, furious, galloping,
     game, gentle hint, gesture, get, get to do, give a hint,
     give rise to, give the cue, glance at, glimmer, glimmering, goad,
     hair-trigger, hasty, headlong, help, hint, hint at,
     hold the promptbook, hurried, hustling, immediate, impatient,
     impel, implication, imply, in the mind, in the mood, incite,
     incline, inclined, index, indicate, indication, induce, influence,
     inkling, innuendo, insinuate, insinuation, inspire, instant,
     instantaneous, interest in, intimate, intimation, issue a caveat,
     jog the memory, jogger, keen, kick, last-minute, lead,
     light of heel, light-footed, lively, look, lure, memorandum,
     mercurial, minded, motivate, move, muster up, nag, nimble,
     nimble-footed, nod, nothing loath, nudge, occasion, on the,
     on the alert, on the ball, on the job, on the spot, on time,
     panting, passing, permissive, persuade, pliant, preach,
     precipitate, predispose, predisposed, prevail, prevail on,
     prevail upon, prick, procure, prod, prompt the mind, prompter,
     prompting, prone, propel, provoke, punctual, put in mind,
     put in remembrance, qui vive, quick, quick as lightning,
     quick as thought, rapid, raring to, ratifying, ready,
     ready and willing, recall, receptive, reckless, remember,
     remembrance, remembrancer, remind, remind one of, reminder,
     remonstrate, responsive, rouse, running, sanctioning, scent, sharp,
     sic, sign, signal, slap-bang, slapdash, sleepless, smart, snap,
     snappy, soften up, spanking, speedy, spirited, spoor, spry, spur,
     stimulate, stimulus, submissive, suggest, suggestion, summary,
     summon up, superficial, suspicion, sway, swift, symptom, talk into,
     telltale, tempt, tickler, timely, tinge, tone, track, tractable,
     unblinking, ungrudging, unhesitating, unloath, unnodding,
     unrefusing, unreluctant, unsleeping, unwinking, urge, urgent,
     vigilant, vital, vivacious, vivid, wakeful, warn, watchful,
     wear down, weigh with, well-disposed, well-inclined, whisper,
     wide-awake, willed, willing, willinghearted, win over, winged,
     wink, work, zealous, zestful

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