prompting

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Prompt \Prompt\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Prompted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prompting}.]

1. To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.

God first . . . prompted on the infirmities of the infant world by temporal prosperity. --Jer. Taylor.

2. To suggest; to dictate.

And whispering angles prompt her golden dreams. --Pope.

3. To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

prompting

noun

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}]


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