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whaiwhakaaro Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to consider, take into account, think, reflect on, have consideration for.

Ahakoa te ngākaunui ki a Te Wunu, kīhai tērā i whaiwhakaaro mai ki a Ōraukawa (TTR 1990:91). / Despite the respect for Woon, he did not show consideration for Ōraukawa.


2. (modifier) considerate, thoughtful.

He tini ngā mate e ahu mai ana i te tupeka, nā ngā rata i titiro, ā, ko ētahi o ngā rangatira whaiwhakaaro o Ingarangi kua rūnanga kia whakamutua taua kai nanakia (KA 1/1/1862). / Doctors observed that many illnesses are caused by tobacco and some of the discerning leaders in England have counselled that that nasty habit should be stopped.


3. (noun) forethought, consideration.

He maha ngā whaiwhakaaro i tuhia, ā i hainatia nuitia e ngā tāngata, ko tētahi o aua whaiwhakaaro i inoia kia whakakorea ngā Kōti Whenua Māori (KO 16/4/1888:3). / Many considerations were written and signed by the people and one of those submissions was asking for the abolishing of the Māori Land Courts.


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