Definitions For Prompt


  • (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  • A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)


  • Serve as the inciting cause of
  • Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  • Give an incentive for action
  • To cause (someone) to do something
  • To be the cause of (something)
  • To say (something that encourages a person to talk)
  • The lines of a play that are said to an actor who has forgotten them
  • A message that appears on a computer screen asking the user to do something or to provide information


  • Performed with little or no delay
  • According to schedule or without delay; on time
  • Ready and willing or quick to act

Is Prompt a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Prompt is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Prompt in a Sentence

  • Curiosity prompted her to ask a few questions.
  • Pride prompted his angry response.
  • The evidence prompted a criminal investigation.
  • The actor was given a prompt by someone offstage.

Synonyms for Prompt

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