Definition of 'prompt'
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It has prompted claims the government tried to bury bad news. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They tend to prompt actions rather than direct them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The claims prompted more questions than answers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The case led to public outrage and prompted the government to launch an inquiry that instructed sumo elders to review training methods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Go straight to A&E, where you will get prompt tests and treatment. The Sun (2016)There were some figures in the West who needed little prompting from the Russians to conclude that all was not as it seemed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We also noted his prompt withdrawal of the image. The Sun (2014)The tax system exists because some rich people need prompting to help the poor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What prompted the government to cave in before was the total paralysis of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The necessary steps to make that action prompt and effective have been taken. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rise has prompted fears that economic weakness could be spawning criminal gangs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two stories this week will have prompted the same question. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can see all around you that nobody needs prompting. The Sun (2014)This must be followed by the pursuit of definitive diagnosis and prompt treatment of any diseases detected. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)These are meant to act as prompts for the imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She said the victim would have died if it were not for the prompt action of paramedics. The Sun (2009)The appointment prompted speculation that the board may be looking for a buyout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need to encourage and foster a prompt payment culture as it supports growth and jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This also prompts dramatic changes in the world around you. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His cry for help is prompted by a linguistic puzzle. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The scandal has so far prompted three government reviews. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many are prompted to make their own training arrangements by the lack of opportunities from their employer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The move prompted a rise in the dollar against currencies including the euro and yen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This prompted the question that he explored through a compelling narrative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The research was partly prompted by the need to help the war wounded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But with prompt treatment most people make a full recovery. The Sun (2010)The case has prompted accusations that Western organisations are intent on pushing their attitudes on the continent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So what's prompting the quick getaway? The Sun (2010)The proposals will prompt accusations that voters are being asked to bail out political parties, who have tried to hide their millionaire donors from public scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Always prompting from left-back. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'prompt'
British English: prompt /prɒmpt/ ADJECTIVE
A prompt action is done without any delay.
Prompt action is needed.
- American English: prompt
- Arabic: يُحَفِّز
- Brazilian Portuguese: pronto
- Chinese: 迅速的
- Croatian: pravovremen
- Czech: promptní
- Danish: øjeblikkelig
- Dutch: prompt
- European Spanish: pronto rápido
- Finnish: pikainen
- French: rapide
- German: unverzüglich
- Greek: ταχύς
- Italian: puntuale
- Japanese: 即座の
- Korean: 즉각적인
- Norwegian: rask
- Polish: szybki
- European Portuguese: pronto
- Romanian: rapid
- Russian: немедленный
- Spanish: pronto presto, listo
- Swedish: omgående
- Thai: ทันที
- Turkish: çabuk
- Ukrainian: миттєвий
- Vietnamese: nhanh chóng
British English: prompt VERB
To prompt someone to do something means to make them decide to do it.
The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
Definition of prompt from the Collins English Dictionary
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