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tameme

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to desire, wish for, yearn for, aspire to.

Kei whakaaro aku hoa, me ka tae mai, tērā rātou e whakamanuhiritia ki tētahi karaihe o te wai kaha e tamemetia nei e tātou. E kore e hoatu (TWMNT 28/7/1874:189). / My friends should not expect that if they visit me that I will welcome them with a glass of the strong drink that we much relished. I shall not do so.

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Synonyms: wawata, warawara, wara, konau, muri aroha, ingo, kōnohi, āwhitu, ohia, murimuri aroha, ingoingo, hōkaka


2. (noun) desire, wish.

Heoi anō te tameme o te ngākau kia pai noa ake ēnei tau kei mua i ō tātou aroaro i ērā kua pahure (HM 1/1990:1). / However, the desire is that the years ahead of us are better than those that have passed.

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