1. (verb) (-hia,-na,-tia) to support, prop up, verify, advocate, accept (an invitation), agree.
4. (interjection) agreed, I support that - used as an exclamation to show agreement.
1. (personal name) QSO, CNZM (1937-) Tūhoe; leader, orator, expert in Māori language and customs. Former Professor of Māori at The University of Waikato, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2005. Formerly a commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Member of the New Zealand Geographic Board, Tautoko Māori Trust, Mahi Trust and teacher for Te Panekiritanga o te Reo. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2012 for services to the Māori language.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 37;)
See also Panekiretanga o te Reo, Te