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Definition of Improvise


  1. To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
  2. To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.
  3. To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
  4. To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.

Improvise Quotations

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
George Gershwin

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
Denzel Washington

Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
Frank Gehry

There's very little you could do to prepare to be a correspondent on 'The Daily Show,' because it's not being a journalist, it's not being an actor. It involves elements of both of those things, but they're not required necessarily as job experience. It's helpful if you know how to improvise, but again, not a requirement.
Steve Carell
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Improvise Translations

improvise in French is improviser, improvisent, improvisez, improvisons
improvise in German is improvisieren
improvise in Italian is improvvisare
improvise in Spanish is improvisar
improvise in Swedish is prova dig fram
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