V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: something that gives incentive for action
Synonyms: incentive, instigation, urging, prompt
Antonyms: dissuading, discouraging
Tips: The related verb prompt means to hint, suggest, provoke, or induce. Prompting and prompt can be used interchangeably, in both the noun and verb usage, but prompt also refers to a physical signal to begin something, like a nudge or head nod.
At the attorney’s prompting, the witness gave her testimony. (urging)
His prompt was all I needed to begin my speech. (prompting, spur, nudge)
The professor's compliment prompted the student to apply to law school. (urged, incentivised) verb
With the right amount of prompting, the child will do as you wish. (incentive)
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