extemporise
British variant of extemporize

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  • extemporise — (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporise — verb /əkˈstɛmpəraɪz/ a) To do something, particularly to perform or speak, without prior planning or thought; to act in an impromptu manner; to improvise. b) To do something in a makeshift …   Wiktionary

  • extemporise — UK [ɪkˈstempəraɪz] / US [ɪkˈstempəˌraɪz] extemporize …   English dictionary

  • extemporise — [c]/əkˈstɛmpəraɪz/ (say uhk stempuhruyz), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (extemporised, extemporising) –verb (i) 1. to speak extempore. 2. to sing, or play an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise. 3. to adopt a course of action on the …   Australian English dictionary

  • extemporise — verb perform without preparation he extemporized a speech at the wedding • Syn: ↑improvise, ↑improvize, ↑ad lib, ↑extemporize • Derivationally related forms: ↑extemporisation, ↑extemporization …   Useful english dictionary

  • extemporised — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporises — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporising — extemporise (Brit.) v. do something (i.e. sing, perform, speak) without advance preparation, improvise (also extemporize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ad-lib — I noun remark made spontaneously without prior preparation his ad libs got him in trouble with the politicians • Hypernyms: ↑remark, ↑comment, ↑input II verb perform without preparation he extemporized a spee …   Useful english dictionary

  • improvize — verb perform without preparation he extemporized a speech at the wedding • Syn: ↑improvise, ↑ad lib, ↑extemporize, ↑extemporise • Derivationally related forms: ↑extemporisation (for …   Useful english dictionary

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