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visit

vis·it

visit

 
pronunciation:
vI ziht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: visited, visiting, visits
definition 1: to go or come to see (someone or some place).
We'll visit some friends while we're in Chicago.Did you visit your uncle while he was in the hospital?Hundreds of people visit the museum every day.
synonyms:
call on, see
similar words:
drop by
definition 2: to remain in (a place) temporarily as a guest.
While my aunt and uncle are visiting, I'm sleeping in the living room.
similar words:
haunt, see, stay
definition 3: to inflict (usu. fol. by on or upon).
They visited vengeance upon their enemies.
synonyms:
inflict, wreak
similar words:
administer, impose, perpetrate
definition 4: to afflict.
The disease visited him when he was young.
synonyms:
afflict
similar words:
attack, beset, smite, torture
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a visit.
Please come and visit when you're in town next time.
synonyms:
call, drop by
similar words:
come, go, stay, travel
definition 2: (informal) to chat; converse.
He stayed and visited a while with his grandmother.
synonyms:
chat, converse, talk
similar words:
chitchat, confabulate, gossip, palaver, socialize
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of calling to see a person or place.
She had a nice visit with her sister this afternoon.Our visit to the zoo was wonderful.
synonyms:
call
similar words:
chat, conversation, palaver, talk
definition 2: the act of staying somewhere as a guest.
I go to my sister's place on the lake for a week's visit every summer.
synonyms:
sojourn, stay
similar words:
layover, stop, stopover
definition 3: an act of calling to make an inspection or examination.
The health inspector makes his follow-up visit sometime in the next three weeks.
similar words:
examination, inspection, review
Word Builder: visit +
  • visitation:
    a parent's right to visit a child as ordered by a court in a divorce case.
  • visitor:
    a person who visits.