What is another word for improvise?

Synonyms for improvise
ˈɪm prəˌvaɪz

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term improvise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise(verb)

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  2. improvise, extemporize(verb)

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

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


  1. improvise(verb)

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

  2. improvise(verb)

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. delicate

    fast to break

    the vase is delicate

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improvise(v. a. n.)

    improvisate, speak extempore

How to pronounce improvise?

US English

How to say improvise in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use improvise in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kyrie Irving:

    Basketball isn't a game; it's an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget 'em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters; getting buckets.

  3. Richard Doelle:

    Synthesize or improvise.

  4. Martin Mull:

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

  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.

Images & Illustrations of improvise

  1. improvise

Translations for improvise

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for improvise »


Find a translation for the improvise synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these improvise synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "improvise." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 13 Jun 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/improvise>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for improvise?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    what is a possible synonym of Bad?
    • A. good
    • B. cold
    • C. naughty
    • D. hot

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for improvise: