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whakapai Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-tia) to make good, set in order, prepare.

I te mea ka mōhiotia ngō pō e puta ai a Whānui ka whakapaia ngā rua, ka rere a Whānui ka tīmata te hauhake i ngā kai (TWMNT 11/9/1872:110). / Because the nights when the star Vega appeared were known, the storage pits were prepared and when Vega rose the harvesting of the crops began.


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2. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-tia) to make better, improve, revise, bless, set (a table).

I tino whakamihi a Te Taute ki a Ngāti Porou mō tō rātou kaha ki te whakapai i ō rātou whenua, ki te whakatupu hipi, mō te papai o ā rātou teihana hipi, o ā rātou wūruheti (TP 12/1907:11). / Mr Stout gave great praise to Ngāti Porou for their energy in improving their land, raising sheep and for the good state of their sheep stations and woolsheds.


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3. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to approve of, praise, compliment, acclaim, agree with.

E whakapai mai ana hoki te taha Kīngi Māori ki te pai o te whakahaere o tēnei Kāwanatanga ki te motu nei (TWMNT 7/2/1872:44). / And the Māori King side approves of this Government's administration of this country.


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4. (modifier) commending.

E tīmata ana anō rānei mātou te whakapai ki a mātou anō? e pērā ana rānei me ētahi atu, e mea ana mātou ki ētahi pukapuka whakapai mā mātou ki a koutou, mā koutou rānei ki a mātou? (PT 2Koroniti 3:1). / Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?


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5. (noun) praise, approval, compliment, acclaim.

I roto i tētahi nūpepa i Ākarana, i pai rawa ana tuhituhinga i mua atu nei, i puta nui te whakapai o te tini ki taua nūpepa, i nāianei kua huri, kua huri kōaro tōna koti, ā, kua āhua hauwarea noa iho (KA 1/1/1861:11). / In an Auckland newspaper his writings used to be of quality and many praised that newspaper, but now it has changed, it's the reverse and is quite inconsequential.


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6. (noun) preparation, improvement, reform.

Ko te aronga ake o tēnei rōpū ko te whakapai ake i ngā ture papori, hauora hoki mā roto mai i te Whare Paremata (Te Ara 2014). / The focus of this organisation was the improving the social and health laws in the New Zealand Parliament.


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7. (noun) support, endorsement.

Ko tēnā mahi he tautoko tonu i te maungārongo, nā konei ka nui tōku whakapai atu ki a ia mō tēnā (KO 17/5/1886:7). / That action advocates peace, and so I strongly support him on that.


whakapai ake Play

1. (verb) to refine, improve, perfect, polish.

He wahine i whakapau i ōna kaha ki te whakapai ake i ngā āhuatanga o te Māori (TTR 2000:95). / She was a woman dedicated to improving conditions for Māori.


2. (noun) refinement, improvement, perfection, polishing.

Ko te aronga ake o tēnei rōpū ko te whakapai ake i ngā ture papori, hauora hoki mā roto mai i te Whare Paremata (Te Ara 2017). / The focus of this group was the improvement of social laws and health in Parliament.


whakapai kanohi Play

1. (intransitive verb) to favour one over the other, treat differently, discriminate.

Nō te pānuitanga tuarua i te tau 1882, ka whakawhiua e ia te kāwanatanga, he whakapai kanohi nōna ki te iwi Māori, he whēnako whenua (TTR 1990:338). / On the second reading in 1882, he accused the government of discrimination against the Māori people and of stealing land.


ringa whakapai āhua Play

1. (noun) make-up person.


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