vis|it1 [ `vızıt ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to go to see someone and spend some time with them:
Lee wants to visit his mother in the hospital.
I visit my family every year at Christmas.
We only use this room when friends come to visit.
a ) transitive to go to a place for a short period of time:
Pope John Paul II has visited Venezuela once before.
b ) transitive to go to see someone such as a doctor or lawyer for treatment or advice
2. ) intransitive AMERICAN to have a conversation with someone:
We were visiting all afternoon.
visit with: I didn't get a chance to visit with Mabel.
3. ) transitive to use a WEB SITE. This is used mainly in advertisements:
For more information, visit our Web site at
`visit ,on or `visit u,pon phrasal verb transitive usually passive MAINLY LITERARY
visit something on/upon someone to make something very unpleasant happen to someone:
Violence was relentlessly visited upon innocent victims.
vis|it 2 [ `vızıt ] noun count ***
1. ) an occasion when you visit a person or place:
The children always enjoyed his visits.
on a visit: I've just come over on a visit.
visit to: What did you see on your visit to India?
pay someone a visit: It's been a long time since I've paid my Gran a visit.
have/receive a visit from: I was surprised to receive a visit from an old friend.
a ) an occasion when you visit someone such as a doctor or lawyer, or when they visit you:
Few people enjoy a visit to the dentist.
Most doctors no longer offer home visits.
b ) an occasion when an important person such as a political leader or a public official visits a place:
The president arrived in Taiwan today for a three-day visit.
The next day we received another visit from the police.
2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL an occasion when you spend time talking to someone: CONVERSATION:
I had a nice visit with Marco yesterday.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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