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- to speak, perform, or compose extempore; improvise
- to furnish or contrive (things) in a makeshift way to meet a pressing need
verbex·tem·po·rized, ex·tem·po·riz·ing, ex·tem·po·riz·es
To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice: extemporized an acceptance speech.
To perform an act or utter something in an impromptu manner; improvise: “[When] the house lights dimmed, she could no longer read what she had written and was forced to extemporize” (Dale Peterson).
Origin of extemporizeFrom extempore.
(third-person singular simple present extemporizes, present participle extemporizing, simple past and past participle extemporized)