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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)


Synonymssojourn


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.


Synonymssee


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.


Synonymsinspect


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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