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tūtohu Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to point out, indicate, recommend, prescribe, confirm, acknowledge.

Ko ia tonu tētahi o ngā tākuta tuatahi ki te tūtohu i te pire ārai hapū i ngā tau tōmua o te tekau tau atu i 1960 (TTR 200:124). / She was one of the first doctors to prescribe the contraceptive pill in the early 1960s.

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Synonyms: mihi, whakamihi


2. (verb) (-a,-tia) to receive a proposal favourably, consent to.

Tūtohu ahiahi, whakarere hāpara (TP 9/1908:5). / Accept at night; reject in the morning. - a whakataukī applied to someone who promises to do something, but does not follow through and complete the task.

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3. (noun) sign, symbol, mark, indication, tag, indicator.

Ka rua ngā tūtohu nui o te mana o te tohunga nei (TTR 1994:5). / The mana as this tohunga was illustrated by two significant indicators.

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4. (noun) consent, permission, agreement, compliance.

Hopu atu a Tā Hāmi Ārena, te māngai kāwanatanga, ka whakahokia atu aua koha nei me tētehi reta mārō e whakamārama ana, arā, mehemea kīhai i tukua atu aua koha nei mā te ara tika, ā, i runga anō i te tūtohu a te kāwanatanga o Aotearoa, kāti, tē taea e te Piriniha te tango (TTR 1996:243). / These were returned to the high commissioner, Sir James Allen, with a stiff note explaining that if those gifts were not given in the correct way and with the consent of the New Zealand government the Prince was not able to take them.


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