Definition of Prompting

1. Noun. Persuasion formulated as a suggestion.

Exact synonyms: Suggestion
Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion
Derivative terms: Prompt, Suggest, Suggest



2. Noun. A cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken). "The audience could hear his prompting"
Exact synonyms: Prompt
Generic synonyms: Cue
Derivative terms: Prompt, Prompt

Definition of Prompting

1. Verb. (present participle of prompt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prompting

1. prompt [v] - See also: prompt

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prompting

promotive
promotiveness
promotivenesses
promotor
promotors
prompt
prompt box
prompt copy
promptbook
promptbooks
prompted
prompter
prompter's box
prompters
promptest
prompting (current term)
promptingly
promptings
promptitude
promptitudes
promptless
promptly
promptness
promptnesses
prompts
promptuaries
promptuary
prompture
promptures
proms

Literary usage of Prompting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public School Methods (1916)
"Do not form the habit of prompting pupils in their replies. ... prompting by classmates is even worse, and should not be allowed. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Necessity for approximation of unity in time, place and motive prompting the declarations.—If the declaration springs out of or accompanies the event, ..."

3. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (1908)
"... you know I object to any such questions. You have done so well to-day, Sophronia, that you must be * tired. Get to bed." CHAPTER V. MERCURY prompting. ..."

4. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"... to that point without further prompting. . . . CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS TO HIS SON London, May 16,1862 • •• • •••••• PEOPLE here were quite struck aback at ..."

5. The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, During His Residence of Four Years in by Aaron Burr (1838)
"... interest them in the business, I will lose no occasion of prompting and stimulating them. Can you indicate any other mode in which I can be an agent ? ..."

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