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visitverb

uk   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/  us   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/
A1 [I or T] to go to a place in order to look at it, or to a person in order to spend time with them: We visited a few galleries while we were in Prague. Will you visit me when I'm in hospital? When did you last visit the dentist/doctor?
A2 [T] to go to a website on the internet

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visitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/  us   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/
B1 an occasion when you visit a place or person: We had a visit from the school inspector last week. I can't stop for a coffee - this is just a flying (= very short) visit.
pay a visit
B2 to visit a person or place, usually for a short time: I think I'll pay a visit to the library while I'm in town.

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(Definition of visit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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visitverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈvɪz·ɪt/
to go to a place in order to experience it, or to go to a person in order to spend time together: [T] We visited a few galleries while we were in New York. [T] When are we going to visit Grandma? [I] She’s not staying here – she’s just visiting for the afternoon.
visitor
noun [C]  us   /ˈvɪz·ɪ·t̬ər/
Every summer, this tiny fishing village receives thousands of visitors.
(Definition of visit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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