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1. improvise

verb. ['ˈɪmprəˌvaɪz, ˌɪmprəˈvaɪz'] perform without preparation.

Synonyms

  • execute
  • do
  • improvize
  • extemporize
  • ad-lib
  • extemporise

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • fail
  • take

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Example sentences of the word improvise


1. Verb, base form
You lose that advantage with a sheet pan, and might need to improvise.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Bind off the stitches with yarn or improvise by placing a same-sized knitting needle through the stitches.

Quotes containing the word improvise


1. Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
- George Gershwin

2. And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

3. Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.
- Ingmar Bergman

2. improvise

verb. ['ˈɪmprəˌvaɪz, ˌɪmprəˈvaɪz'] manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand.

Synonyms

  • grapple
  • manage
  • deal
  • get by
  • make do
  • make out
  • extemporize
  • contend

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • make peace
  • defend
  • agree
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