1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to show kindness to, care for.
2. (modifier) kindly, kind, generous, benevolent, hospitable.
He tangata atawhai nui ia ki te tāpae kai ki ngā tāngata katoa me ka tae ki tōna kāinga; e kore rawa hoki e tukua e ia te tira manuhiri kia haere ana, āpānoa kia takoto he hākari māna ki ia tangata ki ia tangata o rātou, te iti me te rahi (TWMNT 21/4/1874:95). / He was a generous person who provided food to everybody if they visited his village; he would never ever let a party of visitors leave until he had laid out a feast for each person, whether of lowly status or of importance.
3. (noun) kindness, generosity, liberality, kindheartedness, benevolence.
1. Department of Conservation.
Ko te mahi a Te Papa Atawhai he tohutohu i tōna minita ki ngā take taiao, he whakahaere i ngā whenua rāhui o te Karauna (Te Ara 2012). / The task of The Department of Conservation is to give advice to its minister on conservation issues and also to administer protected Crown land.