From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visit \Vis"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visited; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Visiting.] [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to go to
   see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See Vision.]
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   1. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship,
      business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as,
      the physician visits his patient.
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   2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection,
      examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to
      inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent
      visits persons or works under his charge.
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   3. (Script.) To come to for the purpose of chastising,
      rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or
      retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in
      mercy; to visit one in wrath.
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            [God] hath visited and redeemed his people. --Like
                                                  i. 68.
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