Definition of transact in English:


Syllabification: trans·act
Pronunciation: /tranˈsakt
, tranˈzakt


[with object]
Conduct or carry out (business).
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.
conduct, carry out, negotiate, do, perform, execute, take care of, discharge;
settle, conclude, finish, accomplish


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



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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