1 (go or come to) see, call (in or on or upon), look in on, stop in or by, Colloq pop in or by, drop in (on), take in:
I plan to visit Leslie. Did you visit the Smithsonian Institution?
2 afflict, attack, befall, fall upon, assail, seize, smite, scourge, descend upon, inflict, affect:
Horrible diseases and tortures were said to visit those who denied God.
3 stay, call, sojourn, stop, stopover:
The minister will be here for only a brief visit.
brief, fleeting, flying, quick, short | lengthy, long | eight-day, hour-long, etc. | long-awaited | regular | constant, frequent
She enjoyed the frequent visits of her grandchildren.
occasional, periodic, rare |
annual, daily, twice-weekly, etc. | forthcoming, impending
The prime minister has been briefed in preparation for his forthcoming visit to China.
| exchange, reciprocal, return
Exchange visits between company and school have kept the project going. They came to visit last week, and we'll pay them a return visit in the autumn.
| surprise, unannounced, unexpected | unwelcome | casual | formal, ministerial, official, presidential, royal, state | high-profile | trade | private, unofficial | foreign, overseas | personal
Following her letter of complaint, she received a personal visit from the store manager.
| domiciliary, home
You should receive a home visit from your midwife within a month.
| hospital, prison | initial, preliminary | follow-up | social | neighbourly | educational, study | fact-finding, research | courtesy, goodwill
While on holiday in Italy, the prime minister paid a courtesy visit to his opposite number in Rome.
| morale-boosting | inspection, monitoring | on-site, site | school | customer | memorable
VERB + VISIT
go on, make, pay sb, undertake
We used to go on school visits to museums and historical buildings. How many doctors are still able to make home visits? Pay us a visit next time you're in town.
| get, have, receive | look forward to
I'd been looking forward to my cousin's visit for ages.
| arrange, organize | postpone | cancel | cut short
He was forced to cut short a visit to North America.
He offered her a drink to try to prolong her visit.
We received a letter announcing a visit from government inspectors.
| be (well) worth
If you're staying in Rome, Ostia is well worth a visit.
VISIT + VERB
mark sth, signal sth
The visit signalled the normalization of relations between the two countries.
during/on a/the ~
On one of her regular visits home, she told her parents she was engaged.
| ~ from
We had a visit from somebody collecting for charity.
| ~ to
a visit to the theatre verb
VERB + VISIT
come to, go to
My parents are coming to visit me next week. We've just been to visit my grandparents.
| decide to, hope to, intend to, plan to, promise to, want to, wish to | be expected to, be likely to
A million people are expected to visit the museum over the next 12 months.
| invite sb to, urge sb to
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