Prompt, v. t. [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.
n 1: persuasion formulated as a suggestion [syn: suggestion]
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]