visit

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: visit

1
nv
the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
go to see a place, as for entertainment
2
v
talk socially without exchanging too much information
3
v
impose something unpleasant
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: visit
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n the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

“he dropped by for a visit
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visitation
an official visit for inspection or supervision
site visit
a visit in an official capacity to examine a site to determine its suitability for some enterprise
call
a brief social visit
visiting
the activity of making visits
Type of:
coming together, meeting
the social act of assembling for some common purpose

n 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”
Type of:
get together, meeting
a small informal social gathering

n the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity

“a visit to the dentist”
Types:
call
a visit in an official or professional capacity
round
(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
Type of:
coming together, meeting
the social act of assembling for some common purpose

n the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

Types:
flying visit
a visit that last for only a very short time
Type of:
coming together, meeting
the social act of assembling for some common purpose

n a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

Synonyms:
sojourn
Type of:
stay
continuing or remaining in a place or state

v go to see a place, as for entertainment

Synonyms:
see
see
go to see for a social visit
Types:
take in
visit for entertainment
Type of:
tour
make a tour of a certain place

v go to certain places as for sightseeing

“Did you ever visit Paris?”
Synonyms:
travel to
Types:
sightsee
visit famous or interesting sights
frequent, haunt
be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
hang out
spend time in a certain location or with certain people
Type of:
jaunt, travel, trip
make a trip for pleasure

v pay a brief visit

Synonyms:
call, call in
call
make a stop in a harbour
Types:
see
go to see for professional or business reasons
see
go to see for a social visit
come by, drop by, drop in
visit informally and spontaneously
Type of:
get together, meet
get together socially or for a specific purpose

v stay with as a guest

“Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month”
Type of:
abide, bide, stay
dwell

v come to see in an official or professional capacity

“The governor visited the prison”
“The grant administrator visited the laboratory”
Synonyms:
inspect
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v talk socially without exchanging too much information

Synonyms:
chaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze
Types:
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze
talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Type of:
converse, discourse
carry on a conversation
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v impose something unpleasant

“The principal visited his rage on the students”
Synonyms:
bring down, impose, inflict
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dictate, order, prescribe
issue commands or orders for
intrude, obtrude
thrust oneself in as if by force
clamp
impose or inflict forcefully
give
inflict as a punishment
foist
to force onto another
mandate
make mandatory
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings

v assail

“He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly”
Type of:
afflict, smite
cause physical pain or suffering in
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