verb (used with object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
verb (used without object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
Origin of improvise
Examples from the Web for improvise
But I will say the hardest to play for me—well, one of the easiest to improvise, but also the hardest character is Liz.
We had to improvise a little bit to make this position work, but it paid off in the end.
A shortage of pentobarbital has forced some states to improvise, often with gruesome consequences.
The Click & Style is easy to talk about because I use it so much, so it was easy to improvise on set.How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'|Kevin Fallon|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We had to improvise,” Yehudit Ayalon, who began working 10-hour shifts in the factory at age 19, told Haaretz last year.
In the event of a cutting east wind after the seedlings are up, improvise some kind of shelter until the danger is past.
Just as we cannot improvise a genius, we cannot improvise a saint.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death|Frederick W. H. Myers
He could improvise little themes at the piano, but was not fond of technical drudgery at the instrument in those early days.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
Especially should the mother teach her children to improvise music, which can be done by pursuing this method.Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.|Elizabeth P. Peabody
Some will be failures, no doubt; but after you get the knack you will be able to improvise on the least promising materials.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for improvise
Word Origin for improvise
Word Origin and History for improvise
1826, back-formation from improvisation, or else from French improviser (17c.), from Italian improvisare "to sing or speak extempore," from improviso, from Latin improvisus "unforeseen, unexpected" (see improvisation). Or possibly a back-formation from improvisation. Related: Improvised; improvising.