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verb visit pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪzɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevisiting
past tensevisited
past participlevisited
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to go and see someone and spend some time with them

    Lee wants to visit his mother in hospital.

    I visit my family every year at Christmas.

    We only use this room when friends come to visit.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to go to a place for a short period of time

      The Pope has visited Venezuela once before.

    2. b.
      [transitive] to go and see someone such as a doctor or lawyer for treatment or advice
  2. 2
    [transitive] to use a website. This is used mainly in advertisements

    For more information, visit our website.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] American informal to have a conversation with someone
    visit with:

    I didn’t get a chance to visit with Mabel.

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