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Other Improvise Definition

[v] perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
[v] manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

Misc. Definitions

\Im`pro*vise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Improvised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Improvising}.] [F. improviser, it. improvvisare, fr. improvviso unprovided, sudden, extempore, L. improvisus; pref. im- not + provisus foreseen, provided. See {Proviso}.]
1. To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
2. To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation. Charles attempted to improvise a peace. --Motley.
3. To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
\Im`pro*vise"\, v. i. To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.

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