improvise

See also: improvisé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French improviser. Ultimately from Latin improvisus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪmpɹəvaɪz/
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VerbEdit

improvise (third-person singular simple present improvises, present participle improvising, simple past and past participle improvised)

  1. To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, 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.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

improvise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of improviser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of improviser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of improviser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of improviser
  5. second-person singular imperative of improviser

GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

improvise

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of improvisar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of improvisar

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imprōvīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of imprōvīsus

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

improvise

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of improvisar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of improvisar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of improvisar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of improvisar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

improvise

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of improvisar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of improvisar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of improvisar.