Prompt

 

Taking the prompt to write

 

verb – (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling)

noun – an act of assisting or encouraging

adjective – done without delay

 

a word that can be all three (and maybe more)

 

adverb – immediate spontaneous doing

It is time for prompt writing.

He promptly signed the executive order.

 

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origins and history of prompt

Middle English Medieval Latin  1300-1350

promptare – to incite

verb mid 1400s – to bring forth

noun early 1500 – readiness

adjective early 1500 – brought forth

from the Online Etymology Dictionary

Modern Language Association

“prompt”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 27 Jan. 2017. <Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/prompt&gt;.

 

 

 

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