Adjective "prompting" definition and examples

(Prompting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something.
  1. 'Without any prompting, even the youngest sit at their tables, talking quietly and ignoring the food in front of them until they know it is the proper time to break their fast.'
  2. 'What history demonstrates is that police officers often use their powers, with or without federal prompting, as instruments of larger political purpose.'
  3. 'With little prompting from the teacher, the students raised and vigorously pursued the following questions.'
  4. 'I cried all the way home, and it was totally his own idea with no prompting at all.'
  5. 'He doesn't need much prompting to let you know what he thinks.'
  6. 'An unacceptable approach to prompting would be to ask an open question and to suggest possible answers only to some respondents, such as those who appear to be struggling to think of an appropriate reply.'
  7. 'Dessie never needed much prompting when it came to delivering a song.'
  8. 'When your audience is parroting your prime directive back at you without any prompting, you know you're doing something right.'
  9. 'Their notoriety comes spilling out of every conversation without any direct prompting.'

More definitions

1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply.

2. ready in action; quick to act as occasion demands.

3. quick or alert: prompt to take offense.

4. punctual. verb (used with object)

5. to move or induce to action: What prompted you to say that?

6. to occasion or incite; inspire: What prompted his resignation?

7. to assist (a person speaking) by suggesting something to be said.

8. Theater. to supply (an actor,

More examples(as adjective)

"interventions can be prompting."

"strikes can be prompting."

"sellings can be prompting."

"concerns can be prompting."

"speculations can be prompting."

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