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See also: improvisé
- To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, intuition, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.
- He had no speech prepared, so he improvised.
- They improvised a simple shelter with branches and the rope they were carrying.
- She improvised a lovely solo.
- 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 1, page 173:
- We have improvised the most charming party imaginable. The summer has come back by surprise. I own I wonder that June was not tired of us: still here is a day so sunny, that October does not know its own. The Duke of Wharton, Lord Hervey, and some two or three others, have designed a water-party in our honour.
to make something up as one goes on
- inflection of :
- “improvise”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) […] A New Latin Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- improvise in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of improvisar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of improvisar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of improvisar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of improvisar