visit

visit
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. call; interview, appointment; stopover, sojourn. —v. call on, drop in; stop, stay, tarry; sojourn; afflict, assail. See arrival, sociality.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. social call, call, appointment, interview, formal call, talk, evening, stay, holiday, visitation; see also vacation .
v.
1. [To call upon the sick]
Syn. call upon, bring comfort, bring cheer, bring help, minister; see also attend 2 , encourage 2 , nurse .
2. [To live with for a short time]
Syn. stay with, dwell with, stop with, stop by, call at, call on, call upon, come around, be the guest of, make a visit, sojourn awhile, revisit; see also sense 4 .
3. [To afflict]
Syn. trouble, inflict, pain; see bother 3 .
4. [To stop for business or pleasure]
Syn. call on, call upon, make one's compliments to, look in on, visit with, call for, stop off, stop in, stop over, have an appointment with, pay a visit to, tour, take in*, drop in on*, hit*, look around*, look up*, be closeted with*, go over to*, look in*, drop over*, pop in*, have a date*; see also sense 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
social call, stopover, stay, sojourn, appointment, talk, chat.
II
v.
1. drop in on call on, stop in, stop over, stop by, see, look up, look in on, pay a call, stay over, sojourn.
2. afflict inflict, assail, befall, wreak, smite, attack.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize: call, come by, come over, drop by, drop in, look in, look up, pop in, run in, see, stop (by or in). Idiom: pay a visit. See SEEK. 2. To remain as a guest or lodger: lodge, sojourn, stay1. See PLACE. 3. Informal. To engage in spoken exchange: chat, confabulate, converse1, discourse, speak, talk. Informal: confab. See WORDS. 4. To cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example): impose, inflict, play, wreak. See GIVE, OVER, WILLING. II noun 1. An act or an instance of going or coming to see another: call, look-in, visitation. See SEEK. 2. A remaining in a place as a guest or lodger: sojourn, stay1. See PLACE.

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