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tautoko Play

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.

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.

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.

Synonyms: taunaki, kōkiri

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

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