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Definition of visit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they visit
    he / she / it visits
    past simple visited
    -ing form visiting
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  1. 1[transitive] visit somebody/something to go to see a person or a place for a period of time She went to visit relatives in Phoenix. The president is visiting Japan at the moment. You should visit your dentist at least twice a year. This is an area rarely visited by Americans.
  2. 2[transitive] visit something (computing) to go to a Web site on the Internet For more information, visit our Web site.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] to stay somewhere for a short time We don't live here. We're just visiting. visit something The lake is also visited by seals in the summer.
  4. 4[transitive] visit something to make an official visit to someone, for example to perform checks or give advice government inspectors visiting schools
  5. Phrasal Verbsvisit something on/upon somebody/somethingvisit with somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: visit