‘iki1, (-a, -‘ia, -na). Select (people), elect, appoint or install.
Kua tupu te pekapeka i tō rātou ‘iki‘anga i te aronga nō te noni pōro.
There was a row when they were selecting the rugby players;
Kua ‘iki ‘a Tangi‘ia i tāna tamaiti ‘ei ta‘unga nō tōna marae.
Tangi‘ia chose his son to be priest on his marae;
Ko te mea mua tā tātou kā rave, koia ‘oki, ko te ‘iki i tēta‘i ‘aka‘aere nō te ‘uipā‘anga.
The first thing we should do is to elect a chairman for the meeting;
Toko rai oki tei karangaia, e iti ra tei ikiia.
For many are called, but few are chosen (Matt. 22.14);
Ko te marae ‘iki-‘anga ariki tēia o to mātou kōpū tangata.
This is where our tribe install their king.
(See ‘ikinga, ‘iki‘iki1.)