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IMPROVISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does improvise mean? 

IMPROVISE (verb)
  The verb IMPROVISE has 2 senses:

1. perform without preparation
2. manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

  Familiarity information: IMPROVISE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPROVISE (verb)


Sense 1improvise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform without preparation

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

ad-lib; extemporise; improvise; improvize; extemporize

Context example:

he extemporized a speech at the wedding

Hypernyms (to "improvise" is one way to...):

do; execute; perform (carry out or perform an action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They will improvise the duet


Sense 2improvise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

extemporize; improvise

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "improvise" is one way to...):

contend; cope; deal; get by; grapple; make do; make out; manage (come to terms or deal successfully with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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