Improvise Definition

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To compose, or simultaneously compose and perform, on the spur of the moment and without any preparation; extemporize.
Webster's New World
To make or provide from available materials.
Improvised a dinner from what I found in the refrigerator.
American Heritage
To bring about, make, or do on the spur of the moment.
To improvise a solution to a problem.
Webster's New World
To make, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
American Heritage
To make, provide, or do with the tools and materials at hand, usually to fill an unforeseen and immediate need.
To improvise a bed out of leaves.
Webster's New World

Origin of Improvise

  • French improviser from Italian improvvisare from improvviso unforeseen from Latin imprōvīsus in- not in–1 prōvīsus past participle of prōvidēre to foresee provide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French improviser

    From Wiktionary

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