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visit    : [v'ɪzət] [v'ɪzɪt]
Visit \Vis"it\, v. i.
To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to
practice calling on others.
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Visit \Vis"it\, n. [Cf. F. visite. See {Visit}, v. t., and cf.
1. The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a
brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity,
or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of
civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a
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2. The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal
inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a
trustee or inspector.
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{Right of visit} (Internat. Law), the right of visitation.
See {Visitation}, 4.
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Visit \Vis"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Visited}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Visiting}.] [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to go to
see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See {Vision.}]
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1. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship,
business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as,
the physician visits his patient.
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2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection,
examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to
inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent
visits persons or works under his charge.
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3. (Script.) To come to for the purpose of chastising,
rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or
retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in
mercy; to visit one in wrath.
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[God] hath visited and redeemed his people. --Like
i. 68.
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n 1: the act of going to see some person or 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
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) [synonym: {sojourn}, {visit}]
v 1: go to see a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see
the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [synonym: {visit}, {see}]
2: go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit
Paris?" [synonym: {travel to}, {visit}]
3: pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the
prominent citizens" [synonym: {visit}, {call in}, {call}]
4: come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The
governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator
visited the laboratory" [synonym: {visit}, {inspect}]
5: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage
on the students" [synonym: {inflict}, {bring down}, {visit},
6: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [synonym:
{chew the fat}, {shoot the breeze}, {chat}, {confabulate},
{confab}, {chitchat}, {chit-chat}, {chatter}, {chaffer},
{natter}, {gossip}, {jaw}, {claver}, {visit}]
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"

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "visit":
admit, affect, afflict, appear, assail, assister, attack, attend,
avenge, barge in, be admitted, be at, be closeted with,
be present at, befall, bother, break in, breeze in, burst in,
bust in, call, call on, call upon, catch, causerie, chat, chin,
colloque, come barging in, come breezing in, come busting in,
come by, come in, come over, come to, coze, cozy chat, creep in,
cross the threshold, crowd in, descend upon, do, drop in,
drop in on, duty visit, edge in, enter, fall upon, force,
formal visit, frequent, friendly chat, gain admittance, gam,
get in, go in, go into, go to, gossip, have an entree, have an in,
heart-to-heart talk, hie to, hop in, impose, inflict, insert,
intrude, irrupt, jam in, jump in, little talk, look in, look on,
look up, mad round, make conversation, make the scene, pack in,
pain, pay a visit, pop in, prattle, press in, prittle-prattle,
punish, push in, put in, repair to, required visit, reside,
resort to, run in, scourge, see, seize, set foot in, show up,
sit in, slip in, smite, social call, social round, social whirl,
sojourn, squeeze in, stay, step in, stop, stop by, stop off,
stop over, stopover, take in, talk, tarriance, tarry, tete-a-tete,
thrust in, tittle-tattle, trouble, turn up, visitation, visiting,
watch, wedge in, witness, work in, wreak, wreck, yarn

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