1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to tell, say, speak, read, talk, address.
Ko tētahi o ngā take nui o te Pāremata ināia tata nei, ko te tautohetohe o ngā mema mō te Paipera kia whakaaetia kia kōrerotia i roto i ngā kura Kāwanatanga o te motu (TTT 1/10/1927:695). / One of the important topics of Parliament recently was the members' debate concerning the Bible that it be allowed to be read in the public schools of the country.
2. (noun) speech, narrative, story, news, account, discussion, conversation, discourse, statement, information.
Ko tētahi kōrero i rongo anō mātou i te hui, ko te kōrero mō tētahi tikanga o nehe (HM 2/2009:10). / An account we heard at the conference was about a custom from ancient times.
Tā te rangatira tāna kai he kōrero, tā te ware he muhukai (NP 2001:362). / The chief's sustenance is discussion, but that of the commoner is inattention.
1. (verb) to tell lies, perjure.
2. (noun) perjury, falsehood, untruth, lie, fabrication.
He tangata au e hurahura ana i ngā pukapuka o te kōti whenua, ā, kua kitea e au ngā kōrero teka a ngā tāngata kua riro noa atu ki te kōpū o te whenua. Kua ngaro atu rātou ko ā rātou kōrero teka ia kei te ora tonu (TTT 1/8/1925:278). / I am someone who delves into the books of the land court and I have discovered the lies of the people who have been buried a long time ago. They have gone but their falsehoods continue to live.
1. (verb) to plagiarise.
Ki te whānako kōrero koe i ngā tuhituhinga a tētahi atu tangata, he hara nui tēnā. Ki te hiahia koe ki te unu i te whakaaro, i ngā kupu rānei a tētahi atu, me mātua whakamōhio atu nā wai aua kōrero i tuhituhi. / If you plagiarise the writings of someone else that is a major sin. If you wish to take an idea or the words of someone else, it must be acknowledged who wrote those words.
2. (noun) plagarism.
He ture tā te whare wānanga mō te whānako kōrero, arā te tāhae i ngā whakaaro, i ngā kupu rānei, mai i te ipurangi, i ngā tuhinga rānei ā tētahi atu tangata. / The university has rules for plagarism, that is the theft of ideas or words from the Internet or writings of someone else.
2. (verb) to provide feedback.
Ka pōtingia a Te Keepa ki tētehi kaunihera Māori kia riro māna hei āta tirotiro ngā ture e pā ana ki te Māori, hei kawe whakaaro ki te kāwanatanga, hei whakahoki kōrero mai ki ngā iwi (TTR 1990:274). / Te Keepa was elected to a Māori council, and it was for him to scrutinise legislation affecting Māori, to influence the government, and to provide feedback to tribes.
1. (noun) assertion, contention.
Ko te tāpaetanga kōrero te whakatakoto i tētahi whakaaro mō tētahi kaupapa, engari karekau he taunakitanga hei tautoko i taua whakaaro. Mā te whakahaere i tētahi tūhuratanga tauanga e kitea ai te tika, te hē rānei o te tāpaetanga kōrero (TRP 2010:252). / Assertion is making a statement about a particular topic without the support of evidence. A statistical investigation can be carried out to show whether an assertion is true or false (TRP 2010:252).