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synonyms for improvise

  • ad-lib
  • brainstorm
  • concoct
  • contrive
  • devise
  • dream up
  • invent
  • throw together
  • coin
  • extemporize
  • fake
  • jam
  • spark
  • dash off
  • do off top of head
  • do offhand
  • fake it
  • improv
  • improvisate
  • knock off
  • make do
  • slapdash
  • speak off the cuff
  • wing it
See also synonyms for: improvised / improvising
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antonyms for improvise

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  • design
  • plan
  • premeditate
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How to use improvise in a sentence

Whether you forget to pack your tent guy line, or you are improvising a tarp shelter from a scrap of parachute or sail cloth, this strong cord will help you build a dependable structure.
THIS ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL TOOL CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE 10 DIFFERENT WAYSBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFESEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Both major parties had to improvise on the traditional convention playbook because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, holding nearly all-virtual gatherings instead.
THE GOP CONVENTION VIOLATED PLENTY OF NORMS, BUT DID IT UNDERMINE DEMOCRATIC VALUES?JULIA AZARISEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They are do-it-yourself “hacks” improvised by ordinary folks using whatever materials they have on hand.
MICHELANGELO VS. MACGYVER: WHO WILL DESIGN THE OFFICES OF OUR POST-COVID FUTURE?CLAYCHANDLERSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Our grand, improvised remote work experiment has taught us so much, there's simply no better time than now to adapt your business processes and culture to this new opportunity.
GOING ALL-IN ON REMOTE WORK: THE TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL CHANGESLEE HUTCHINSONAUGUST 28, 2020ARS TECHNICA
The Orioles’ strength and conditioning staff helped players construct improvised weight-training equipment for those with limited means or without access to gyms, he added.
WHAT A YEAR OFF MIGHT DO TO BASEBALL PLAYERS’ SKILLSTRAVIS SAWCHIKJULY 31, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Hospital trains they could improvise out of what rolling stock remained to them.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Chopin at once went to the piano, and invited those present to give him a theme to improvise upon.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
On catching him I found that he had somehow severed an artery in his tail, and I had to improvise a tourniquet to stop the flow.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Having shipped the last article, I returned into the brake, seeking something from which to improvise a paddle.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Britain, on the other hand, has had to improvise her war organisation since war has been actually forced on her.
THE ROMANCE OF THE RED TRIANGLEARTHUR KEYSALL YAPP
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPROVISE

  • 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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