Nearby words

  1. promoting agent,
  2. promotion,
  3. promotional,
  4. promotive,
  5. promposal,
  6. prompt side,
  7. promptbook,
  8. prompter,
  9. prompting,
  10. promptitude

Idioms

    take a prompt, (in acting) to move or speak in response to a cue.

Origin of prompt

1300–50; (v.) Middle English < Medieval Latin prōmptāre to incite, Latin: to distribute, frequentative of prōmere to bring out, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + (e)mere to take, buy; (adj.) late Middle English < Latin promptus ready, prompt, special use of past participle of prōmere

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British Dictionary definitions for promptly
Derived Formspromptly, adverbpromptness, noun

Word Origin for prompt

C15: from Latin promptus evident, from prōmere to produce, from pro- 1 + emere to buy

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