Ready; quick to act as occasion demands; acting with cheerful alacrity; ready and willing: as, prompt in obedience or compliance.Given or performed without delay; quick; ready; not delayed.Hasty; forward; abrupt.Inclined or disposed.Synonyms Early, timely, punctual.To move or excite to action; incite; instigate.To assist (a learner or speaker) by suggesting something forgotten or imperfectly learned or known, or by pronouncing the words next in order: as, to prompt a pupil; to prompt an actor.To dictate; suggest to the mind; inspire.To remind; put (one) in mind.Synonyms Actuate, Impel, Induce, etc.(see actuate), incline, dispose, suggest to. See list under impel.n. In com., a limit of time given for payment for merchandise purchased, the limit being stated on a note of reminder called a prompt-note.n. Information suggested or prompted.