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
Recent Examples on the Web As per a recent tweet put by Snapdeal CEO Bahl, the company saw its highest-ever monthly transacting users in September 2019. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Snapdeal’s comeback strategy seems to be paying off," 23 Oct. 2019 The region is home to some 600 million people, many of whom are young and increasingly transacting online via smartphones. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "New Fund for Southeast Asia Tech Hits First Close," 13 June 2019 The immediate effects on their local economies might be difficult to envision (e.g., transacting on cellphones), but the longer-term impact on their governments would be undeniable. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What could possibly go wrong with Facebook’s Libra?," 22 June 2019 The parties can then transact without having to broadcast the transactions to the Bitcoin blockchain, avoiding delays and costs. Fortune, "Crypto Legend Who Bought Pizza With 10,000 Bitcoin Is Back At It," 27 Feb. 2018 Users can transact in multiples of Rs300 to increase their chances. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "A new fundraising site will let fans hang out with Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt—for a cause," 20 Aug. 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 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

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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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The first known use of transact was circa 1585

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How to pronounce transact (audio) How to pronounce transact (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of transact

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


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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