What prompted you to write your first book, at the start of your legal career?
The popularity of recent buyback programs has prompted calls for buybacks in cities across the country.
Rather, they are prompted to change by something much more powerful: their own emotional response.
The Herman Cain furor has prompted many women to share their long-suppressed sexual-harassment stories.
Not surprisingly, his selection has prompted calls for a boycott DC.
"Malone," prompted the owner of the name, without resentment.
The man rather than the author has prompted this short sketch.
The early feeling which prompted the infant wish for “a cottage too low for a clock” was still fresh in her bosom.
He was prompted to obey his mood and announce his identity with all the fury that was in him.
She made no reply to his question, but its matter surprised her and prompted her to another.
early 15c., "readiness," from Latin promptus (see prompt (v.)). Meaning "hint, act of prompting" is from 1590s. Computer sense attested by 1977.
early 15c., from Old French prompt and directly from Latin promptus "brought forth," hence "visible, apparent, evident," past participle of promere "to take or bring out or forth" (see prompt (v.)).Related: Promptly; promptitude.