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1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to be able, possible, within one's power, enable.

E kore au e āhei te kī atu. / I will not be able to say.

Synonyms: taea, kaha, tare

2. (stative) be allowed, permitted.

Ka āhei i a ia te mahi rā - engari e kore e pahure i a au! (PK 2008:3) / She is allowed to do that - but I'm not permitted to!

3. (noun) ability, opportunity, access.

Hei tāna, mā tēnei e ōrite ai te āhei atu o te Māori ki ngā mahi kei ngā tari kāwanatanga (TTR 1994:36). / He argued that the Māori should be given equal opportunity of employment in government departments.

Synonyms: kaha, āheitanga, āheinga, tomonga, whakatapoko

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