- to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
- to stay with as a guest.
- to come or go to: to visit a church for prayer.
- to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination: a general visiting his troops.
- to come to in order to comfort or aid: to visit the sick.
- to come upon; assail; afflict: The plague visited London in 1665.
- to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to come to: to visit him with sorrows.
- to access, as a website.
- to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often followed by on or upon).
- to make a visit.
- to talk or chat casually: to visit on the phone with a friend.
- to inflict punishment.
- the act of or an instance of visiting: a nice, long visit.
- a chat or talk: We had a good visit on the way back from the grocery store.
- a call paid to a person, family, etc.
- a stay or sojourn as a guest.
- an official inspection or examination.
- the act of an officer of a belligerent nation in boarding a vessel in order to ascertain the nature of its cargo, its nationality, etc.: the right of visit and search.
Origin of visit
Examples from the Web for revisit
So I was able to revisit my roots from studying classical music when I was a kid, all the way up to when I was 20.Herbie Hancock Holds Forth
November 8, 2014
With the passing of film legend Lauren Bacall, let us revisit one of the greatest love affairs in the history of cinema.Bogie & Bacall: A Hollywood Romance for the Ages
August 13, 2014
That was the point of the play—to look back and provide an accurate display of history, and revisit the legacy of Lyndon Johnson.Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016
August 1, 2014
Pakistan needs to revisit, revise and improve its foreign relations to ask for support if needed.Fighting The Talibanization Of Pakistan
Dr. Mona Kazim Shah
June 14, 2014
(Netflix, June 1) The Stepford Wives (2004) This so-bad-it's-good Stepford Wives remake is well worth a revisit.9 New Movies to Stream on Netflix This June
The Daily Beast
June 9, 2014
It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.Imogen
It afforded him intense delight to revisit Clare and Galway.
I have asked John Berber if he would care to revisit his old home.
Return me to the Greeks; let me revisit and renew the fight.The Aeneid of Virgil
I have spent a good part of two days there, and mean to revisit it on my return.Glances at Europe
- to visit again
- to re-examine (a topic or theme) after an interval, with a view to making a fresh appraisal
- to go or come to see (a person, place, etc)
- to stay with (someone) as a guest
- to go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining
- (tr) (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict
- (tr; foll by upon or on) to inflict (punishment, etc)the judge visited his full anger upon the defendant
- (tr usually foll by with) archaic to afflict or plague (with punishment, etc)
- (often foll by with) US and Canadian informal to chat or converse (with someone)
- the act or an instance of visiting
- a stay as a guest
- a professional or official call
- a formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination
- international law the right of an officer of a belligerent state to stop and search neutral ships in war to verify their nationality and ascertain whether they carry contrabandthe right of visit and search
- US and Canadian informal a friendly talk or chat
Word Origin and History for revisit
1620s, from visit (v.).
early 13c., "come to (a person) to comfort or benefit," from Old French visiter, from Latin visitare "to go to see, come to inspect," frequentative of visere "behold, visit" (a person or place), from past participle stem of videre "to see, notice, observe" (see vision). Originally of the deity, later of pastors and doctors (c.1300), general sense of "pay a call" is from 1620s. Meaning "come upon, afflict" (in reference to sickness, punishment, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c. Related: Visited; visiting.
Idioms and Phrases with revisit
see pay a call (visit).