Translation of "prompt" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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promptverb [ T ]

uk /prɒmpt/ us /prɑːmpt/

prompt verb [ T ] (CAUSE)

to make something happen

The bishop's speech has prompted an angry response from both political parties. 主教的發言激起了兩大政黨的憤怒回應。
Recent worries over the president's health have prompted speculation over his political future. 最近對總統健康狀況的擔憂引發了對其政治前途的猜測。
prompt sb to do sth

C2 to make someone decide to say or do something

What prompted you to say that? 是甚麼促使你那麼說的?
I don't know what prompted him to leave. 我不知道是甚麼促使他離開的。

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prompt verb [ T ] (HELP REMEMBER)

to help someone, especially an actor, to remember what they were going to say or do

I forgot my line and had to be prompted. 我忘詞了,只好讓人提詞。


uk /prɒmpt/ us /prɑːmpt/

B2 (of an action) done quickly and without delay, or (of a person) acting quickly or arriving at the arranged time

They've written back already - that was a very prompt reply. 他們已經回信了——答覆相當迅速。
They're usually fairly prompt in dealing with enquiries. 他們回覆諮詢通常都比較快。
Try to be prompt because we'll be very short of time. 儘量快點,因為我們時間很緊迫。

promptnoun [ C ]

uk /prɒmpt/ us /prɑːmpt/

prompt noun [ C ] (COMPUTER)

a sign on a computer screen that shows that the computer is ready to receive your instructions


prompt noun [ C ] (ACTOR'S HELP)

words that are spoken to an actor who has forgotten what he or she is going to say during the performance of a play


also prompter, uk /ˈprɒmptər/ us /ˈprɑːmptɚ/ a person whose job is to help actors, during a performance, to remember words that they have forgotten



uk /prɒmpt/ us /prɑːmpt/

at the time stated and no later

We'll be leaving at six o'clock prompt. 我們六點準時動身。

(Translation of “prompt” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)