Improvise and Plan


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Improvise verb – To perform, make, or do without preparation.
Plan is an antonym for improvise in make up topic.
Nearby Words: improvisation, improvising
Antonyms for Improvise


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Plan verb – To work out the details of (something) in advance.
Improvise is an antonym for plan.
Nearby Words: plant, planned, planed, planner, planing
Antonyms for Plan
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Common collocations

part improvise part plan part
time improvise time plan time
way improvise way plan way
strategy improvise strategy plan strategy
Other nouns: trip, strategies.

Both words in one sentence

  • When halfway through the mission things really go wrong, the plan falls apart and they have to improvise the rest of the way.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle Their plan is working perfectly, then somewhere between the 20 minute mark and the 40 minute mark something goes awry and they have to improvise.
  • Indy Ploy Season 2 deconstructs it when Kenny suggests that "we'll make it up as we go," only to be admonished by Mike, who says that "you can't plan to improvise."
    Source: Indy Ploy
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Plan or Improvise. 2016. Accessed September 27, 2021.

Antonyms for improvise
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