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prompt

verb [T] (CAUSE)    /prɒmpt/ US  /prɑːmpt/
to make something happen: The bishop's speech has prompted an angry response from both political parties. Recent worries over the president's health have prompted speculation over his political future.Causing things to happen prompt sb to do sth C2 to make someone decide to say or do something: What prompted you to say that? I don't know what prompted him to leave.Affecting and influencing
(Definition of prompt verb (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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