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Meaning of EXTEMPORIZE

Pronunciation:  ik'stempu`rIz

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

EXTEMPORIZE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvise, improvize
 
 See Also: contend, cope, deal, do, execute, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage, perform

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*tem"po*rize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Extemporized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extemporizing}.]
    To speak extempore; especially, to discourse without special
    preparation; to make an offhand address.
    
    
  2. \Ex*tem"po*rize\, v. t.
    To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in
    great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or
    unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume,
    etc.
    
          Themistocles . . . was of all men the best able to
          extemporize the right thing to be done.  --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).
    
          Pitt, of whom it was said that he could extemporize a
          Queen's speech                           --Lord
                                                   Campbell.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ad-lib, be caught napping, be surprised, be taken unawares, be unprepared, cook up, dash off, do offhand, fake, go off half-cocked, have no plan, improvisate, improvise, jury-rig, knock off, lash up, make up, play by ear, scrap the plan, strike off, throw off, throw together, toss off, toss out, vamp, whip up, whomp up, wing it
 

 

 

 

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