Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To do, carry on, or conduct: transact business over the phone; transacting trade agreements.
  • intransitive v. To conduct business: transacting with foreign leaders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To do, carry through, conduct or perform some action.
  • v. To carry over, hand over or transfer something.
  • v. To conduct business.
  • v. To exchange or trade, as of ideas, money, goods, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To carry through; to do; perform; to manage.
  • intransitive v. To conduct matters; to manage affairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To carry through; perform; conduct; manage; do.
  • To conduct, arrange, or settle matters; deal; treat; negotiate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. conduct business

Etymologies

Latin trānsigere, trānsāct- : trāns-, trans- + agere, to drive, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Nor had she, like many persons of great intellect, confined herself to theory, or stopped short where practical usefulness begins; inasmuch as she could ingross, fair – copy, fill up printed forms with perfect accuracy, and, in short, transact any ordinary duty of the office down to pouncing a skin of parchment or mending a pen.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Nor had she, like many persons of great intellect, confined herself to theory, or stopped short where practical usefulness begins; inasmuch as she could ingross, fair-copy, fill up printed forms with perfect accuracy, and, in short, transact any ordinary duty of the office down to pouncing a skin of parchment or mending a pen.

    Old Curiosity Shop

  • At the right extremity of the transact was the organ-loft,

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • She argues that e-mails on private accounts are not public records unless an official is using that e-mail to "transact" public business.

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  • Life Positions Life positions are basic beliefs about self and others, which are used to justify decisions and behaviour These life positions are perceptions of the world and the people that we 'transact' with, as well as of ourselves Life positions are existential positions, one of which we are more likely to go to under stress

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  • They had to transact real business, and I had a theory that a state visit could become a forcing event that would cause our own government to make decisions and endorse new steps.

    The Good Fight

  • They see what their products are worth and then transact.

    WIPIP at Seton Hall part 3

  • "Insurance companies that want to clean up parts of their balance sheet from historical woes often look to transact deals with Berkshire," said Bryon Ehrhart , chairman of reinsurance broker Aon Benfield's analytics division.

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Buoyed by Insurance 'Float'

  • In the libertarian world, the labor market is just like any other market, and yet by and large we don't force people to transact against their will, without complaining that this gives other parties "jurisdiction over your personal life".

    Another Herring, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In fact, pretty much every time we do force people to transact against their will, it involves factors which a person can't control, like race, sex, etc.

    Another Herring, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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