transact

verb
trans·​act | \ tran-ˈzakt How to pronounce transact (audio) , tran(t)-ˈsakt How to pronounce transact (audio) \
transacted; transacting; transacts

Definition of transact

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

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Other Words from transact

transactor \ tran-​ˈzak-​tər How to pronounce transactor (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

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But some senators emphasized the potential positive benefits of Facebook's plan, meant to bring money transacting at low cost to millions around the globe who don't have bank accounts. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Facebook's cryptocurrency plan called "dangerous" in U.S. Senate," 16 July 2019 And advertising has always struggled with that just because of the nature of what’s being transacted. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Netflix will get ads, predicts the Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green," 15 Nov. 2018 In 2016, Metallica performed a single show in Minneapolis at which more than 10,000 tickets were transacted on the secondary market without the band’s participation. Variety, The Mercury News, "Live Nation confirms: We pushed Metallica tickets directly to resellers," 24 July 2019 But some senators emphasized the potential positive benefits of Facebook's plan, meant to bring money transacting at low cost to millions around the globe who don't have bank accounts. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Facebook's cryptocurrency plan called "dangerous" in U.S. Senate," 16 July 2019 But some senators emphasized the potential positive benefits of Facebook's plan, meant to bring money transacting at low cost to millions around the globe who don't have bank accounts. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Facebook's cryptocurrency plan called "dangerous" in U.S. Senate," 16 July 2019 Along with a means to transact with merchants, Libra could become a low-cost way to transfer funds internationally and a stable store of value in countries with volatile currencies. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Econometer: Could the Libra cryptocurrency be a good thing?," 28 June 2019 Orderful, a SaaS platform for B2B trading that enables users to transact with their partners in supply chain, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Longtime Analyst Mark Mahaney: ‘The Bar Is Higher In the Public Markets:’ Term Sheet," 25 June 2019 There’s also a myriad of issues for the on/off-ramps where cryptocurrencies are transacted, such as exchanges, wallet providers, and password managers. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What could possibly go wrong with Facebook’s Libra?," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of transact

circa 1585, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for transact

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

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transact

verb

English Language Learners Definition of transact

somewhat formal : to do (business) with another person, company, etc.

transact

verb
trans·​act | \ tran-ˈzakt How to pronounce transact (audio) \
transacted; transacting

Kids Definition of transact

: to carry on : manage, conduct transacting business
trans·​act | \ tran-ˈzakt, -ˈsact How to pronounce transact (audio) \

Legal Definition of transact

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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