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extemporize


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extemporize  \Ex*tem"po*rize\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Extemporized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Extemporizing}.] 
  To  speak  extempore;  especially,  to  discourse  without  special 
  preparation;  to  make  an  offhand  address. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extemporize  \Ex*tem"po*rize\,  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 
 
  Themistocles  .  .  .  was  of  all  men  the  best  able  to 
  extemporize  the  right  thing  to  be  done  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  Pitt,  of  whom  it  was  said  that  he  could  extemporize  a 
  Queen's  speech  --Lord 
  Campbell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extemporize 
  v  :  perform  without  preparation  [syn:  {improvise},  {ad-lib},  {extemporise}] 




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