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taunaki

1. (verb) (-tia) to support, recommend, reinforce.

Koinei te wā i uru mai ai Te Tāhūhū o Te Mātauranga me tāna pūtea hei taunaki mai i te kaupapa engari he here anō i runga i taua pūtea rā (HM 2/1997:5). / This was the time when the Ministry of Education entered with its fund to support the project, but there were conditions on that funding.

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2. (modifier) supporting.

Hāngai pū ana ēnei kupu ki te hunga taunaki mai (HM 3/1990:3). / These words are most appropriate for the supporters.

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3. (noun) support, backing, encouragement, recommendation.

E whai nei tātou kia riro ko te reo Māori te reo whakaako i ā tātou tamariki, ā, me taku taunaki i tēnā whakaaro (HM 3/1995:5). / We are endeavouring to have the Māori language as the teaching medium with our children, with my support of that idea.

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Synonyms: tautoko, kōkiri


4. (noun) evidence, testimony.

Ina oti katoa ngā taunaki te homai, ka pātai te Tiati i ngā rōia mehemea he kōrero ā rātou mō te ture e pā ana ki ngā mea e tautohetohetia ana (RT 2013:78). / When the evidence had all been presented the Judge asked the lawyers if they had anything to say about the law concerning the things being debated.

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