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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
References in classic literature ?
Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men.
He now wore an extemporized cap of white paper; his ruffles were tucked up; a clean apron was thrown over the sea-green coverlet.
Miss Bordereau had been divested of her green shade, but (it was not my fortune to behold Juliana in her nightcap) the upper half of her face was covered by the fall of a piece of dingy lacelike muslin, a sort of extemporized hood which, wound round her head, descended to the end of her nose, leaving nothing visible but her white withered cheeks and puckered mouth, closed tightly and, as it were consciously.
When Abraham realized all, the furrows of fifty years were extemporized on his young face.
Two days I lay there, too sick to move, and on the third, reeling and giddy, supporting myself on an extemporized crutch, I tottered on toward San Francisco.
Sereno expressed hope that the public would soon recognize that 'impromptu, extemporized, unprepared and unthought-out plans of action that run contrary to the structured way the Constitution designed accountability, harm our nation's long-term future.
The time will come when our people will realize that impromptu, extemporized, unprepared, unthought out plans of action, that run contrary to the structured way the Constitution designed accountability harms our nation's long-term future.
Would their proficiency in singing extemporized counterpoint, which we are just beginning to understand, have guided them?
Other essays examine the part played by memory and/or extemporized performance in the editing process: Ardis Butterfield and Helen Deeming on a song of six or seven stanzas that survives in three trilingual manuscripts, or Rosamond Allen in her daring defense of superior readings, "even if unprovably authorial' rather than surmised 'original' readings" (308).
Balancing officialdom with extemporized mass communication, however, poses challenges.
Yet, might the person who, as a schoolboy, extemporized parts of an oral report about Texas pioneer Moses Austin because he felt the story needed "more oomph," or who regularly compares the events of his life to movie themes, also harbor a romantic view of his mother's death?
From Stove's work we learn not only about Franck's symphonies, extemporized fugues, organ compositions, sonatas, and quartets but also about the composer's widening circle of acquaintances.