Definition of transact in English:

transact

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Pronunciation: /tranˈzakt
 
, trɑːn-, -ˈsakt/

verb

[with object]
Conduct or carry out (business): traders transact business in the public exchange [no object]: the dealer must know the price at which he is prepared to transact
More example sentences
  • The way business is transacted, government operates, and national defense is conducted have changed.
  • It is suggested that Indian traders may be allowed to move only up to the nearest Bangladesh trading point where the Indian traders can transact business.
  • Subsequently, more organizations can transact business online without large software applications or resources, constant upgrades, and/or system overhauls.
Synonyms
negotiate, conduct, carry out, do, perform, execute, enact, manage, handle, organize, take care of, prosecute, work out, thrash out, hammer out, see to, administer, operate; settle, conclude, finish, clinch, discharge, accomplish, reach an agreement on, agree on, come to terms about, reach terms on
informal sort out

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin transact- 'driven through', from the verb transigere, from trans- 'through' + agere 'do, lead'.

Derivatives

transactor

noun
More example sentences
  • Only an eighth of the transactors are in the public service: their numbers have been growing slightly more slowly than those in the private sector.
  • The technology itself transforms behavior, he says: ‘They're the most active searchers, the most fervid transactors, the most sold on the Internet overall.’
  • The ancestors too are transactors in these ‘complex forms of interrelationship extending back through time’.

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