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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: prompt /prɑmpt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprompt
he/she/itprompts
present participleprompting
past tenseprompted
past participleprompted

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    mainly journalism to cause something to happen or be done

    This revelation prompted the mayor's resignation.

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