1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ia,-ngia,-tia) to give authority to, give effect to, give prestige to, confirm, enable, authorise, legitimise, empower, validate, enact, grant.
2. (modifier) authorising, sanctioning, ratifying, endorsing, legitimising, confirming, validating, empowering, granting.
Mehemea ka whakaae a Te Wiremu ki te iriiri, ka whakawāteatia e ia tana wahine tuarua. Tuhia rawa tana reta whakamana i tana whakawāteatanga i taua wahine (TTR 1990:195). / If Bishop Williams agreed to the baptism he would put aside his second wife. His letter was written formally setting that woman at liberty.
3. (noun) ratification, endorsement, confirmation, authorization, warrant.
Ko tētehi o ngā kaupapa tōrangapū a tēnei Hāhi, ko te whakapono mā te whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi e ea ai ngā mamae e pā ana ki te whenua me ētehi atu kaupapa e whakaongaonga rā i te Māori (TTR 1998:55). / One of the political platforms of this Church was the belief that the ratification of the Treaty of Waitangi would help resolve Māori grievances over land and other issues.