I am looking for a hypernym of to deposit and to withdraw (money to and from a bank account).

I thought about several options like "to perform a financial transaction", however I need something more concise and short.

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    A compound of deposit and withdraw would be deposit-withdraw. What you are looking for is a hypernym. – RegDwigнt Nov 27 '12 at 19:23
  • you could use 'swap' – JMP Oct 13 '17 at 14:14

The first hypernym I thought of was transaction, which can be a hypernym for deposit and withdrawal.

You're looking for a verb, though, not a noun. That being the case, you could use the verb transact. Wiktionary says:

transact (v.) 1. To do, carry through, conduct or perform some action. 2. To carry over, hand over or transfer something. 3. To conduct business. 4. To exchange or trade, as of ideas, money, goods, etc.


Transfer can be used as a noun or verb to refer to deposits and withdrawals.

  • Agreed. This immediately came to mind when reading the question title. – Daniel Nov 27 '12 at 19:25
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    At least in typical banking terms, transfer generally means moving money from one account to another account, and wouldn't generally include, say, depositing or withdrawing cash. I'd go with transact to be the most inclusive. – Darrel Hoffman Nov 27 '12 at 22:48

Use transfer. This goes both ways.

I transferred money to my account.

I transferred money from my account.

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