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v. ex·tem·po·rized, ex·tem·po·riz·ing, ex·tem·po·riz·es
To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice: extemporized an acceptance speech.
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).
ex·tem′po·ri·za′tion (-pər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Past participle: extemporized
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|Verb||1.||extemporize - manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"|
|2.||extemporize - perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"|
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extemporize[ɪksˈtempəraɪz] VI → improvisar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
extemporize[ɪkˈstɛmpəraɪz] vi → improviser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
extemporizeextemporise [ɪksˈtɛmpəˌraɪz] vi (frm) → improvvisare
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