[ tran-sakt, -zakt ]
See synonyms for: transacttransactedtransacting on

verb (used with object)
  1. to carry on or conduct (business, negotiations, activities, etc.) to a conclusion or settlement.

verb (used without object)
  1. to carry on or conduct business, negotiations, etc.: He was ordered to transact only with the highest authorities.

Origin of transact

First recorded in 1575–85; from Latin trānsāctus (past participle of trānsigere “to carry out, accomplish”), equivalent to trāns- “across, beyond, through” + ag(ere) “to drive, lead” + -tus past participle suffix; see trans-

synonym study For transact

1. See perform.

Other words for transact

Other words from transact

  • trans·ac·tor, noun
  • pre·trans·act, verb (used with object)
  • un·trans·act·ed, adjective

Words Nearby transact Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use transact in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for transact


/ (trænˈzækt) /

  1. to do, conduct, or negotiate (business, a deal, etc)

Origin of transact

C16: from Latin trānsactus, from trānsigere, literally: to drive through, from trans- + agere to drive

Derived forms of transact

  • transactor, noun

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