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transact

[tran-sakt, -zakt] /trænˈsækt, -ˈzækt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to carry on or conduct (business, negotiations, activities, etc.) to a conclusion or settlement.
verb (used without object)
2.
to carry on or conduct business, negotiations, etc.:
He was ordered to transact only with the highest authorities.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin trānsāctus (past participle of trānsigere to carry out, accomplish), equivalent to trāns- trans- + ag(ere) to drive, lead + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
transactor, noun
pretransact, verb (used with object)
untransacted, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See perform.
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British Dictionary definitions for trans-act

transact

/trænˈzækt/
verb
1.
to do, conduct, or negotiate (business, a deal, etc)
Derived Forms
transactor, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin trānsactus, from trānsigere, literally: to drive through, from trans- + agere to drive
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