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Definition 1: the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a visit to the dentist

(visit is a kind of ...) the social act of assembling for some common purpose

"his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day" "the lovers met discreetly for the purposes of sexual congress"

(... is a kind of visit ) a visit in an official or professional capacity

"the pastor's calls on his parishioners" "the salesman's call on a customer"

Definition 2: the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection) - [noun denoting act]

(visit is a kind of ...) the social act of assembling for some common purpose

"his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day" "the lovers met discreetly for the purposes of sexual congress"

(... is a kind of visit ) a visit that last for only a very short time

"he wanted to hear all about my flying visit to his old stamping grounds"

Definition 3: the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time - [noun denoting act]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he dropped by for a visit

(visit is a kind of ...) the social act of assembling for some common purpose

"his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day" "the lovers met discreetly for the purposes of sexual congress"

(... is a kind of visit ) an official visit for inspection or supervision

"the commissioner made visitations to all the precinct stations" "the recent visitation of the bishop to his diocese"

(... is a kind of visit ) a visit in an official capacity to examine a site to determine its suitability for some enterprise

(... is a kind of visit ) a brief social visit

"senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers" "the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence"

(... is a kind of visit ) the activity of making visits

"the purpose was to promote homes, clubs, visiting, and other services"

Definition 4: a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) continuing or remaining in a place or state

"they had a nice stay in Paris" "a lengthy hospital stay" "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"

Definition 5: a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice - [noun denoting group]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

(visit is a kind of ...) a small informal social gathering

"there was an informal meeting in my living room"

Definition 6: assail - [verb of change]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly

(visit is a kind of ...) cause physical pain or suffering in

"afflict with the plague"

Definition 7: talk socially without exchanging too much information - [verb of communication]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of visit ) talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

Definition 8: impose something unpleasant - [verb of communication]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The principal visited his rage on the students

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of visit ) issue commands or orders for

(... is a kind of visit ) thrust oneself in as if by force

"The colors don't intrude on the viewer"

(... is a kind of visit ) impose or inflict forcefully

"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"

(... is a kind of visit ) inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

(... is a kind of visit ) to force onto another

"He foisted his work on me"

Definition 9: go to certain places as for sightseeing - [verb of motion]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you ever visit Paris?

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) make a trip for pleasure

(... is a kind of visit ) visit famous or interesting sights

(... is a kind of visit ) be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place

"She haunts the ballet"

Definition 10: come to see in an official or professional capacity - [verb of motion]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The governor visited the prison
  • The grant administrator visited the laboratory

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) get together socially or for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of visit ) go to see for professional or business reasons

"You should see a lawyer" "We had to see a psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of visit ) go to see for a social visit

"I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

(... is a kind of visit ) visit informally and spontaneously

"We frequently drop by the neighbors' house for a cup of coffee"

(visit has a similar meaning as ...) make a stop in a harbour

"The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning

Synonyms for visit in the sense of this definition

(visit is a kind of ...) make a tour of a certain place

"We toured the Provence this summer"

(... is a kind of visit ) visit for entertainment

"take in the sights"

(visit has a similar meaning as ...) go to see for a social visit

"I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

Definition 13: stay with as a guest - [verb of stative]

Samples where visit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month

(visit is a kind of ...) dwell

"You can stay with me while you are in town" "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

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