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whakamihi

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to praise, pay tribute to, congratulate, eulogise, greet, thank, commend, acclaim, compliment, acknowledge.

He wā anō whakamahia ai tēnei hei whakamihi i tētahi āhuatanga (HHK 1999:15). / At other times this is used to commend a particular quality.

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Synonyms: mihi, tūtohu, whakamanahau, moemiti, whakapai


2. (modifier) praising, congratulatory, lauding, acclaiming, thanking, acknowledging, greeting.

He kōrero whakamihi tēnei i te whakaaro e whakatakotoria ana e te tangata, ahakoa iti, ahakoa pēhea rānei (HKK 1999:31). / This is a saying that praises the idea that is being put forward by someone, no matter how small or of what its nature is.

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Synonyms: aumihi


3. (noun) tribute, congratulations, greeting.

Ko te kupu tuatahi o te rīpoata he whakamihi ki te kaha o Rēweti T. Kōhere ki te whakahaere i te pepa, me i kore ana ia kua mate noa atu (TP 9/1907:4). / The first statement of the report is a tribute to Rēweti T. Kōhere for his energy in managing the newspaper. If it were not for him it would have ceased long ago.

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whakaaetanga whakamihi

1. (noun) deed of recognition.

Ka tāpaea he whakaaetanga whakamihi ki a Tapuika mō Manga Waiari, ā, whai atu i tērā, ka whakaae a Tapuika, kāore te whakaaetanga whakataunga a Waitaha e werohia (Waitaha Claims Settlement Bill 2013:10). / A deed of recognition was offered to Tapuika over the Waiari Stream, following which Tapuika agreed not to challenge the Waitaha deed of settlement.

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tūnga whakamihi

1. (noun) curtain call.

Me puta katoa koutou ki mua o te atamira i te tūnga whakamihi (RMR 2017). / You should all appear at the front of the stage for the curtain call.

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