Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To do, carry on, or conduct.
  • intransitive verb To conduct business.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb conduct business

Etymologies

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

[Latin trānsigere, trānsāct- : trāns-, trans- + agere, to drive, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

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.

    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,

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  • 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.

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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.

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

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