Definition of prompt adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɒmpt//
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːmpt//
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exactly at the time mentioned The meeting will begin at ten o'clock prompt. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): based on Old French prompt or Latin promptus ‘brought to light’, also ‘prepared, ready’, past participle of promere ‘to produce’, from pro- ‘out, forth’ + emere ‘take’.
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