prompt action meaning, prompt action definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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prompt  

  ( prompts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( prompting    present participle)   ( prompted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To prompt someone to do something means to make them decide to do it.  
Japan's recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars...      V n to-inf  
The need for villagers to control their own destinies has prompted a new plan.      V n  
2       verb   If you prompt someone when they stop speaking, you encourage or help them to continue. If you prompt an actor, you tell them what their next line is when they have forgotten what comes next.  
`Go on,' the therapist prompted him...      V with quote  
How exactly did he prompt her, Mr Markham?      V n  
3       adj   A prompt action is done without any delay.  
usu ADJ n  
It is not too late, but prompt action is needed.     
4       adj   If you are prompt to do something, you do it without delay or you are not late.  
v-link ADJ  
You have been so prompt in carrying out all these commissions...     
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promptly, prom, prompting, prop

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
v.
the action of expanding, broaden something
n.
The study of human action and conduct.
n.
a text or graphic element meant to prompt the user to click on a link
[Tech.] the most common call-to-actions are buttons or banners
n.
A simple, undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:
adj.
A vain attempt or action is One that fails to achieve what was
n.
The ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
n.
targeted advertising based on the previous actions of a given Internet user
[Bus.];[Tech.] also behavioral retargeting [US]
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions

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