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English noun: visit

1. visit (act) the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

SamplesHe dropped by for a visit.

Broader (hypernym)coming together, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)call, site visit, visitation, visiting

2. visit (group) a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice

SamplesHe scheduled a visit to the dentist.

Broader (hypernym)get together, meeting

3. visit (act) the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

Broader (hypernym)coming together, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)flying visit

4. visit (act) the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity

SamplesA visit to the dentist.

Broader (hypernym)coming together, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)call

5. visit (act) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)


Broader (hypernym)stay

English verb: visit

1. visit (social) go to see a place, as for entertainment

SamplesWe went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tour

Narrower (hyponym)take in

Verb groupsee

2. visit (motion) go to certain places as for sightseeing

SamplesDid you ever visit Paris?.

Synonymstravel to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)jaunt, travel, trip

Narrower (hyponym)frequent, haunt, sightsee

3. visit (social) pay a brief visit

SamplesThe mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens.

ExamplesSam cannot visit Sue

Synonymscall, call in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)get together, meet

Narrower (hyponym)come by, drop by, drop in, see, see

Verb groupcall

4. visit (motion) come to see in an official or professional capacity

SamplesThe governor visited the prison.
The grant administrator visited the laboratory.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

5. visit (communication) impose something unpleasant

SamplesThe principal visited his rage on the students.

Synonymsbring down, impose, inflict

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)clamp, dictate, foist, give, intrude, obtrude, order, prescribe

6. visit (communication) talk socially without exchanging too much information

SamplesThe men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze.

ExamplesSam and Sue visit, Sam cannot visit Sue

Synonymschaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse

Narrower (hyponym)jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze

7. visit (stative) stay with as a guest

SamplesEvery summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abide, bide, stay

8. visit (change) assail

SamplesHe was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)afflict, smite

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