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whakamārama Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to illuminate, explain, account, clarify, elucidate.

Ka whakamārama hoki ia kua whakahaerea e tētahi rōpū he tikanga e tū ai he karapu (TKO 12/7/1918:8). / He also explained that a procedure had been instituted whereby a club could be established.


Synonyms: kaute, kōrero, pūtea moni, pire


2. (noun) explanation, clarification.

Ko ngā kupu o te waiata, ko ngā whakamārama hoki he mea kohikohi mai e ia i ngā iwi o te rohe o Taranaki, i a Ngā Rauru, i a Ngāti Ruanui (M 2006:418). / He collected the words of the song and the explanations from the tribes of the Taranaki district, from the Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Ruanui tribes.


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