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synonyms for extemporize

  • ad-lib
  • devise
  • invent
  • dash out
  • do offhand
  • improvisate
  • knock off
  • make up
  • play by ear
  • toss off
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antonyms for extemporize

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  • plan
  • prepare
  • read
  • rehearse
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How to use extemporize in a sentence

The small jelly-speck, which we call the amœba, has no organs save what it can extemporize as occasion arises.
EVOLUTION, OLD & NEWSAMUEL BUTLER
If you extemporize you can get much closer to your audience.
THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKINGDALE CARNAGEY (AKA DALE CARNEGIE) AND J. BERG ESENWEIN
I have known but one other person besides Hook, who could extemporize in English; and he wanted the confidence to do it in public.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
Yet another use, on which much ingenuity was expended in the 18th century, is to extemporize retrenchments.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
My saddle, a hunting one, could not be kept in place, and we had to extemporize a breast-plate with string.
AT THE COURT OF THE AMRJOHN ALFRED GRAY
The first thing to do is to extemporize some splints, and of course we shall want some stuff for bandages.
A ROVING COMMISSIONG. A. HENTY
The young musician was irresistible when he seated himself at the piano to extemporize.
THE WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF MUSICHARRIETTE BROWER
In political life it was his special glory to extemporize statesmanship without sacrificing pleasure.
ALEXANDER POPELESLIE STEPHEN
And we had to extemporize such quarters as best we could, while staying at Middletown.
HISTORY OF THE TWELFTH WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRYWILLIAM HEWITT
He used nearly to kill me with his extemporizations, for he has no memory, and so he always had to extemporize.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTEMPORIZE

  • according to pleasure
  • ad libitum
  • as one thinks best
  • as one wishes
  • at will
  • extemporaneous
  • extempore
  • extemporize
  • impromptu
  • improvise
  • improvised
  • made-up
  • off-the-cuff
  • spontaneous
  • unprepared
  • unrehearsed
  • without restraint
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