Translation of prompt in Spanish:


provocar, v.

Pronunciation /prɒm(p)t//prɑm(p)t/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (response/departure/outcry) provocar
    (response/departure/outcry) dar lugar a
    the incident prompted fears of a backlash el incidente hizo temer una reacción violenta
    • she was prompted by a desire for revenge la animaba / empujaba el deseo de vengarse
    • to prompt sb to + inf mover a algn a + inf
    • hearing the news, I was prompted to write a letter of protest la noticia me indujo a escribir una carta de protesta
    • what prompted you to do that? ¿qué fue lo que te movió a hacer eso?
    • Boots' withdrawal was reportedly prompted by concerns that the deal could offend its core customers.
    • This may have been prompted by the fact that I have a job interview on Thursday.
    • Still others think it has been prompted in part by family dynamics, primarily divorce.
    • The FDA's announcement has prompted a flurry of statements from politicians and organisations on both sides of the issue.
    • Jerome's explanation only prompted more questions, but Dale held his tongue.
    • The move has prompted criticism from media and journalist organisations around the world.
    • Although teasing resembles bullying because it can prompt feelings of anger or embarrassment, teasing can be less hostile and done with humor, rather than harm.
    • The study has been prompted by the fact the number of retests has more than doubled since 1999.
    • The contract prohibits layoffs unless prompted by events beyond the company's control.
    • The silence of the food queues is prompted by the fear of political violence which pervades many towns.
    • The outcome also prompted immediate speculation in London that Britain's planned referendum on the treaty was now pointless.
    • The revelation has prompted an outcry from parents, legal experts and politicians who demanded further investigations.
    • His decision was undeniably prompted by the fact that a girl he fancied was performing in the school play.
    • My letter to Holiday Inn about the event prompted a classic non-response.
    • Perhaps this reaction to development is prompted in part by the way it is treated in the translations.
    • The findings prompted an enormous response in the media, as any news of GM does these days.
    • The recruiting crunch has also prompted calls for the military to change longstanding traditions.
    • Indeed, the figures prompt more questions than answers.
    • The heavy security was apparently prompted by intelligence reports that unidentified groups planned to disrupt the controversial exercises.
    • No official reason was given by the government, raising speculation that it was prompted by critical news reports.
  • 2

    she prompted him le sopló lo que tenía que decir informal


  • 1

    (reply/delivery) rápido
    (reply/delivery) pronto
    he must receive prompt treatment se lo debe tratar inmediatamente / sin demora
    • they are usually prompt in replying to my letters/in their payments normalmente contestan mis cartas enseguida/pagan puntualmente
    • prompt payment would be appreciated se agradece la prontitud en el pago
    • City and county officials should take prompt action to gain the trust of citizens.
    • Prompt response to all citizens' calls for assistance should be a priority.
    • The best control is prompt diagnosis and removal of sick trees.
    • I must commend the RTA for a prompt reply to my letter, and their immediate attention to this dangerous situation.
    • Prompt treatment as soon as the problem is noticed will be most effective.
    • In some animal studies, such prompt treatment has been shown to prevent infection.
    • Only prompt action by one of the pilots, who aborted his take-off after reaching a speed of more than 100 mph, prevented a collision at Manchester airport.
    • My customers can be sure of prompt delivery of meat and poultry.
    • Once a diagnosis of breast cancer is made, women should receive prompt, planned treatment.
    • They backtracked hastily and asked simply to be able to publish a prompt response.
    • The boycott call resulted in a prompt response.
    • The day I brought Band-Aids, a large number of animals suddenly needed prompt attention.
    • They say prompt action enabled them to avoid measures that would have affected patients.
    • This could be resolved by carrying the corrections over to next week's edition, but would that appease irate members of the public who had been promised a prompt correction this week?
    • I sent a note to the authors and received a prompt reply from them.
    • The public and the media would criticize the police if no prompt action were taken.
    • The instantaneous nature of the net then provokes a prompt response.
    • Prompt response and appropriate action is necessary to minimize damage in a water loss.
    • Thank you for your prompt reply to my e-mail sent yesterday.
    • The nature of media is that all of these requests require a prompt response.



  • 1

    at ten o'clock prompt a las diez en punto
    • she turned up prompt at three llegó puntualmente a las tres


  • 1

    apunte masculine
    I had to give him a prompt tuve que apuntarle lo que tenía que decir
    • Phil stormed onto the stage, pulled the ear piece from Gary's ear and demanded that he do his trick without the aid of offstage prompts.
    • While the other performers continued mouthing their parts to give the impression that a technical fault had occurred, the culprit was given a prompt.
  • 2informal

    apuntador masculine
    apuntadora feminine
  • 3

    presto masculine
    mensaje al operador masculine
    • However, a curious thing happens when you open a DOS prompt.
    • Delete the existing DOS partition by following the prompts on screen.
    • There is no root password, so you will be given a command prompt.
    • Note that Windows, except at the DOS command prompt, supports forward slashes in all file paths.
    • A display manager provides a graphical login prompt for the user.