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ex·tem·po·rize

 (ĭk-stĕm′pə-rīz′)
v. ex·tem·po·rized, ex·tem·po·riz·ing, ex·tem·po·riz·es
v.tr.
To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice: extemporized an acceptance speech.
v.intr.
To perform an act or utter something in an impromptu manner; improvise: "[When] the house lights dimmed, she could no longer read what she had written and was forced to extemporize" (Dale Peterson).

[From extempore.]

ex·tem′po·ri·za′tion (-pər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
ex·tem′po·riz′er n.

extemporize

(ɪkˈstɛmpəˌraɪz) or

extemporise

vb
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
exˌtemporiˈzation, exˌtemporiˈsation n
exˈtempoˌrizer, exˈtempoˌriser n

ex•tem•po•rize

(ɪkˈstɛm pəˌraɪz)

v. -rized, -riz•ing. v.i.
1. to speak extemporaneously.
2. to compose or perform extemporaneously.
3. to do something in a makeshift way.
v.t.
4. to speak, perform, or devise extemporaneously.
[1635–45]
ex•tem′po•riz`er, n.

extemporize


Past participle: extemporized
Gerund: extemporizing

Imperative
extemporize
extemporize
Present
I extemporize
you extemporize
he/she/it extemporizes
we extemporize
you extemporize
they extemporize
Preterite
I extemporized
you extemporized
he/she/it extemporized
we extemporized
you extemporized
they extemporized
Present Continuous
I am extemporizing
you are extemporizing
he/she/it is extemporizing
we are extemporizing
you are extemporizing
they are extemporizing
Present Perfect
I have extemporized
you have extemporized
he/she/it has extemporized
we have extemporized
you have extemporized
they have extemporized
Past Continuous
I was extemporizing
you were extemporizing
he/she/it was extemporizing
we were extemporizing
you were extemporizing
they were extemporizing
Past Perfect
I had extemporized
you had extemporized
he/she/it had extemporized
we had extemporized
you had extemporized
they had extemporized
Future
I will extemporize
you will extemporize
he/she/it will extemporize
we will extemporize
you will extemporize
they will extemporize
Future Perfect
I will have extemporized
you will have extemporized
he/she/it will have extemporized
we will have extemporized
you will have extemporized
they will have extemporized
Future Continuous
I will be extemporizing
you will be extemporizing
he/she/it will be extemporizing
we will be extemporizing
you will be extemporizing
they will be extemporizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extemporizing
you have been extemporizing
he/she/it has been extemporizing
we have been extemporizing
you have been extemporizing
they have been extemporizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extemporizing
you will have been extemporizing
he/she/it will have been extemporizing
we will have been extemporizing
you will have been extemporizing
they will have been extemporizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extemporizing
you had been extemporizing
he/she/it had been extemporizing
we had been extemporizing
you had been extemporizing
they had been extemporizing
Conditional
I would extemporize
you would extemporize
he/she/it would extemporize
we would extemporize
you would extemporize
they would extemporize
Past Conditional
I would have extemporized
you would have extemporized
he/she/it would have extemporized
we would have extemporized
you would have extemporized
they would have extemporized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extemporize - manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
2.extemporize - perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"

extemporize

verb
To compose or recite without preparation:
Idiom: wing it.
Translations

extemporize

[ɪksˈtempəraɪz] VIimprovisar

extemporize

[ɪkˈstɛmpəraɪz] viimproviser

extemporize

extemporize

extemporise [ɪksˈtɛmpəˌraɪz] vi (frm) → improvvisare
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