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extemporize - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'extemporize' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Extemporize [ v. i.]
- To speak extempore; especially, to discourse without special preparation; to make an offhand address.
2 . Extemporize [ v. t.]
- To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume, etc.

Meaning of 'extemporize' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . extemporize [ v]
Meaning (1):
- manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
Example in sentence:
  • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks
Meaning (2):
- perform without preparation
Example in sentence:
  • he extemporized a speech at the wedding