logon vs visit : Common Errors in English

About logon vs visit

You log on to a Web site by entering your ID and password. If you are merely encouraging people to visit a site which has no such requirement, it is misleading to ask them to “log on” to it. News reporters often get this wrong by reporting how many people “logged on” to a particular site when they mean “visited.” “Visit” or just “go to” will do just fine.

visit Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
  • (n) a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
  • (n) the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
  • (n) the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
  • (n) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
  • (v) go to see a place, as for entertainment
  • (v) go to certain places as for sightseeing
  • (v) pay a brief visit
  • (v) come to see in an official or professional capacity
  • (v) impose something unpleasant
  • (v) talk socially without exchanging too much information
  • (v) stay with as a guest
  • (v) assail

visit in News

  1. Feds Postpone Visit to Augusta County Polling Sites

    The Department of Justice initially planned to visit the county's precincts Monday and Tuesday, but the Augusta County Electoral Board asked the department to delay the visits until after the Democratic Party primary.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NBC 29 Charlottesville

  2. Visit the past at Carriage Classic

    COLUMBUS - You don’t have to live in the past but you can visit it during the annual Columbus Horse & Carriage Festival. Below is the schedule.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

  3. Visit Fort Wayne Holds City-Wide Photo Contest!

    Visit Fort Wayne invites you to participate in our "Hot Summer. Cool City" photo contest!
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Indiana's NewsCenter

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