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whaitake

1. (verb) (-tia) to be valid, relevant, worthy, have merit.

Ka whakatauria mehemea he kaupapa tēnei e whaitake ana, he moumou moni noa iho rānei. / It will be decided if this project is of value, or is just a waste of money.

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See also whai take

Synonyms: haratau


2. (verb) (-tia) to possess a claim.

He whakapūmau i ētahi whenua rāhui i reira ki ngā tāngata Māori e whaitake ana (RT 2013:104). / Some reserve land there was certified to Māori people who had a claim.

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Synonyms: whaipānga


3. (noun) connection, association, link, relationship, relevance.

Ka kōrero a Te Rōpihana i te whaitake o te Hāhi ki ana motu o Rarotonga (KO 16/11/1885:7). / Rev. Robertson spoke about the connections of the Church to his islands of the Cook Islands.

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Synonyms: haratau, hāngaitanga, piringa, hono, hononga, pāhekoheko, whakanohonoho, whanaungatanga, whakapiringa, taunekeneke, tauhere, tūhonotanga, taukaea

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