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Verb: visit  vi-zit
  1. Go to see a place, as for entertainment
    "We went to visit the Eiffel Tower in the morning";
    - see
  2. Go to a certain place as for sightseeing
    "Did you ever visit Paris?";
    - travel to
  3. Pay a brief visit
    "The mayor likes to visit on some of the prominent citizens";
    - call in, call
  4. Come to see in an official or professional capacity
    "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"; "The governor visited the prison";
    - inspect
  5. Make (someone) do something unpleasant
    "The principal visited his rage on the students";
    - inflict, bring down, impose, obtrude
  6. [N. Amer, informal] Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and visiting";
    - chew the fat [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]
  7. Stay with as a guest
    "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
  8. Assail
    "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"
Noun: visit  vi-zit
  1. The act of going to see some person, place or thing for a short time
    "he dropped by for a visit"
  2. A meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    "he scheduled a visit to the dentist"
  3. The act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
  4. The act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
    "a visit to the dentist"
  5. A temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
    - sojourn

Derived forms: visited, visiting, visits

Type of: abide [archaic], afflict, bide [archaic], coming together, communicate, congress, converse, discourse, get together, intercommunicate, jaunt, meet, meeting, smite, stay, tour, travel, trip

Encyclopedia: Visit, board, search, and seizure