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tautoko

1. (verb) (-hia,-na,-tia) to support, prop up, verify, advocate, accept (an invitation), agree.

E tautoko ana mātou i tēnei whakaaro kia tirohia e te iwi Māori tētahi tikanga hei whakamaharatanga pūmau ki tō tātou Kuīni rangatira (HKW 1/3/1901:1). / We support this idea that the Māori people look for a process for a permanent memorial to our noble Queen.

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2. (modifier) supporting.

Kei roto te hanga tautoko e pakipaki ana, e umere ana, kei waho te hanga mautohe e kaioraora ana (PK 2008:73). / The supporters were inside clapping and applauding, while outside the protestors were acting menacingly.

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3. (noun) support, backing.

Nā Pei Te Hurinui i whakatūturu tana tautoko i a Korokī (TTR 1998:87). / Pei Te Hurinui assured Korokī of his support.

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Synonyms: taunaki, kōkiri


4. (interjection) agreed, I support that - used as an exclamation to show agreement.

reo tautoko

1. (noun) backing vocalist.

reta tautoko

1. reference, testimonial, letter of support.

Tuhi rawa hoki i tana reta tautoko ki a Te Paranihi, i te mutunga o te tau 1884 (TTR 1994:121). / He wrote his letter of support to John Ballance at the end of 1884.

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piro tautoko

1. (noun) conversion of a try (rugby).

kupu tautoko

1. (noun) testimonial.

puoro tautoko

1. (noun) music accompaniment.

Ko te kitā noa iho hei puoro tautoko i tana waiata (RTP 2015:85). / The guitar was the only accompaniment for her song.

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Milroy, James Wharehuia

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;)

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