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whakaute

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia) to respect, show respect, tend, care for, prepare.

Heoi moe tonu iho tōna iwi ki te ākau tahi moe ai, ā, i titiro ata ka maranga te hapū o Tiki ki te whakaute kai mā te tāne hou, mā te wahine hou (JPS 1952:191). / And so his people slept together on the beach and at daybreak Tiki's subtribe got up to prepare food for the bride and groom.

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2. (noun) respect.

I te wā e kōkiritia ana te pōti nei, tukua ana e Paraire Tōmoana tana waea pānui ki a Rātana e whakahau ana i a ia kia mau tonu tana whakaute i a Ngata, me te unu hoki i a Moko i tōna tūranga whakataetaetanga (TTR 1998:114). / During this election campaign Paraire Tōmoana sent a telegram to Rātana demanding that he show respect to Ngata by withdrawing Moko from the contest.

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ngākau whakaute

1. (verb) to respect, appreciate.

Me ngākau whakaute te kāwanatanga ki ngā hiahia o te iwi whānui. / The government should respect the wishes of the people.

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2. (noun) respect, appreciation, deference.

He ngākau whakaute tōna ki ngā toi taketake (Te Ara 2017). / He had an appreciation of indigenous art.

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