Extemporize



[ik-stem-puh-rahyz] /ɪkˈstɛm pəˌraɪz/

verb (used without object), extemporized, extemporizing.
1.
to speak extemporaneously:
He can extemporize on any of a number of subjects.
2.
to sing, or play on an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.
3.
to do or manage something in a makeshift way.
verb (used with object), extemporized, extemporizing.
4.
to make or devise .
5.
Music. to compose offhand; improvise.
/ɪkˈstɛmpəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to perform, speak, or compose (an act, speech, piece of music, etc) without planning or preparation
2.
to use (a temporary solution) for an immediate need; improvise
v.

1640s (implied in extemporizing), “to speak ex tempore;” see extempore + -ize. Related: Extemporized.

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