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whakakite

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia) to reveal, disclose, display, show, exhibit.

Mā te Kāwana e tono tētahi Pākehā tika hei rūri i taua whenua: māku ia ngā rohe e kotikoti; ka oti te rūri me tā ki te nūpepa hei whakakite ki ngā Pākehā, ki ngā tāngata Māori anō hoki. Kia toru ngā marama kia whā e whakakite ana (MM.TKM 31/7/1860:58). / The Governor should send an appropriate Pākehā to survey that land, but I will set out the boundaries, and when the survey is completed it should be published in the newspaper so that it is revealed to the Pākehā, and also the Māori. Let it be displayed for three or four months.

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Synonyms: whakaatu, whakapuaki, whāki, whāwhāki, puaki, whakakakau, tuwhiri, tohu, tiata, whakaariari, whakaaturanga, whakaari, whakaatuatu, tohutohu, tītohu, hura, mataraharaha


2. (modifier) revealing, enlightening, informing, showing.

I te Tūrei, te 21 o Hānuere kua hori nei, i te kāinga o Henere Kata i Waipukurau, ka tū te mahi whakakite i te mātauranga o ngā kaimahi ki te mahi pērā (TWM 6/2/1868:1). / On Tuesday, 21 January just passed, a demonstration of the workers' skills in occupations like that was held.

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Synonyms: whāwhāki


3. (noun) revelation, demonstration, performance, display, exhibit, exhibition.

Heoi tā mātau ko te whakakite atu ki a koutou nga mahi a te Pākehā o mua (TWM 3/10/1863:2). / And so what we have to do is reveal to you what the Pākehā did in former times.

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Synonyms: tūhuratanga, whakakitenga, whāki, whākinga, whakatangitangi, whakaaturanga, haka, purei

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