Definition of visit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    visit

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they visit
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪt//
     
    he / she / it visits
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪts//
     
    past simple visited
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪtɪd//
     
    past participle visited
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form visiting
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪzɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪzɪtɪŋ//
     
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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 Wales. The Prime Minister is visiting Japan at the moment. You should visit your dentist at least twice a year. This is an area rarely visited by Europeans.
  2. 2  [transitive] visit something (computing) to go to a website on the Internet For more information, visit our website. Wordfinderaccess, blog, browse, chat, google, navigate, search engine, unsubscribe, visit, the Web See related entries: Using the Internet, Websites
  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 somebody, for example to perform checks or give advice government inspectors visiting schools
  5. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French visiter or Latin visitare ‘go to see’, frequentative of visare ‘to view’, from videre ‘to see’.Extra examples A million people are expected to visit the museum over the next 12 months. Come and visit with me sometime. My parents are coming to visit me next week. We’ve just been to visit my grandparents. Be sure to visit us next time you’re in London. Government inspectors are visiting all schools in the area next month. I visited her in hospital. Jason invited us to visit his ranch. Next time you visit the States you’ll have to come and see us. She’s gone to visit her mother in Texas. The President will be visiting six European capitals. The island is also visited by seals in the summer. The shops are a major reason for visiting the city. We don’t live here. We’re just visiting. You should visit the dentist at least once a year. Phrasal Verbsvisit something on somebodyvisit with somebody
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