Extemporize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstempəraɪz|  American pronunciation of the word extemporize
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛmpərʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word extemporize

verb

- manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand (syn: improvise)
- perform without preparation(syn: ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvize)

he extemporized a speech at the wedding

Examples

...a good talk show host has to be able to extemporize the interviews when things don't go as planned...

he extemporized a speech at the wedding

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: extemporize
he/she/it: extemporizes
present participle: extemporizing
past tense: extemporized
past participle: extemporized
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