transact

verb

transacted; transacting; transacts

transitive verb

1
: to carry to completion
transact a sale
2
: to carry on the operation or management of : do
transact business

intransitive verb

: to carry on business
transactor
tran-ˈzak-tər How to pronounce transact (audio)
tran(t)-ˈsak-tər
noun

Examples of transact in a Sentence

We had some important business to transact with our distributors. transact a real estate deal
Recent Examples on the Web Preview Subscribe The new order would allow for similar measures targeting foreign banks deemed to be transacting on behalf of Russia’s military machine. Richard Vanderford, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 Quite simply, more people are transacting with their banks through a smartphone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Erin Slater, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Lenders on Zelle are also now required to implement a tool that flags transfers with risky attributes, such as a payment to an account that has never transacted on the Zelle network, said Chance. Reuters, NBC News, 13 Nov. 2023 Whether the system that transacts in those bonds can bear the load could be a much more urgent issue. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Increasingly, people are transacting directly via search results on the big search engines too, Kroll says, such as by making hotel or flight reservations without leaving the portal. Peter Guest, WIRED, 16 Oct. 2023 Unlike Russia, few Western companies operated in Gaza or transacted with Hamas to begin with, so there is no mass corporate exodus. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 18 Oct. 2023 While WhatsApp Pay users will remain capped in India, there is no such limit on the number of users permitted to transact with businesses on WhatsApp using the other methods, a Meta spokesperson said. Reuters, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 With just a scan of a QR code, UPI allows virtually anyone in India to transact with anyone else. Maju Kuruvilla, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin transactus, past participle of transigere to drive through, complete, transact, from trans- + agere to drive, do — more at agent

First Known Use

circa 1585, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of transact was circa 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Transact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transact. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

transact

verb
trans·​act tran(t)s-ˈakt How to pronounce transact (audio) tranz- How to pronounce transact (audio)
1
: to carry through
transact a sale of property
2
: conduct entry 2 sense 2, carry on
transact business
transactor noun

Legal Definition

transact

intransitive verb
trans·​act tran-ˈzakt, -ˈsact How to pronounce transact (audio)
1
: to carry on business
2
in the civil law of Louisiana : to settle a dispute by a transaction

transitive verb

1
: to carry to completion
transact a sale
2
: to carry on the operation or management of
transact business

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