whai take Play
1. (verb) to have a purpose, of use, useful.
Ahakoa a Te Hāpuku kāore i whakaae ki te kaupapa Karaitiana, i tukuna e ia tana iwi, me ana tamariki tonu, kia whakauru atu. Inā hoki kua kite kē ia e whai take tonu ana ngā mihingare o te Hāhi Mihingare me te Hāhi Katorika (TTR 1990:178). / Although Te Hāpuku did not agree with Christianity, he allowed his people and his own children to join because he had seen that the missionaries of the Anglican and Catholic churches were useful.
See also whaitake