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Synonyms for improvise
ˈɪm prəˌvaɪzim·pro·vise

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  1. improviseverb

    fly by the seat of ones pants, wing it, think on ones feet, punt, play by ear

  2. improviseverb

    To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.

    wing it, think on ones feet, punt, fly by the seat of ones pants, play by ear

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporiseverb

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

    ad-lib, improvize, extemporise, extemporize

  2. improvise, extemporizeverb

    manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

    "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

    ad-lib, improvize, extemporise, extemporize

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. delicate

    fast to break

    the vase is delicate

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. improviseverb

    improvisate, speak extempore

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  1. Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath:

    Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.

  2. Martin Mull:

    Fred and I could improvise together. We could go off script, he was a genius.

  3. Devin Booker:

    Teams aren't going to let you do what you did last game, it's as simple as that, so you have to find ways to improvise. You have to find little knicks and knacks to find ways to get it done. We did that game to game, we had to make adjustments.

  4. Richard Doelle:

    Synthesize or improvise.

  5. Ry Cooder:

    You have to be able to improvise and respond to what's going on around you. Then you might get a good piece of work done.

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