nakiro, v.i. Realise, become aware, sense the real meaning or implications, understand (e.g. a hint).
Kua nakiro rāi au i tāna i tuatua mai.
I could see what he was getting at all right;
Kua nakiro au i te au mea tāna i tātā mai.
I could see the drift of the things he had written. (See ‘aka-nakiro, (‘aka)nākirokiro.)