Improvise or improve?

create and perform (music, drama, or verse) spontaneously or without preparation; speak impromptu

  • A good actor should be able to improvise in case he forgets his dialogue.
  • The pianist improvised an accompaniment to the song.
  • Carnatic musician Dr. V.R. Dilipkumar is an expert in raga improvisation.

produce or make something from what is available

  • An improvised meal for unexpected guests
  • We improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.

improve = become or make better

  • Her health is improving
  • The government should take measures to improve the living conditions of the poor.

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