pāto‘i

pāto‘i, (-a, -‘ia), v.t. Object to, protest against, oppose, deny, defy, refuse; objection, protest, etc.

Mē kāre ‘e tangata pāto‘i i tēia manako,
if there are no objections to this proposal;

i raro ake i te pāto‘i,
under protest:

Kua rave te tangata i te ‘anga‘anga i raro ake i te pāto‘i.
The men did the work though they weren’t happy about it;

Kua pāto‘i i te ture.
It is against regulations;

Kā tae koe i te pāto‘i i tāna tuatua?
Are you prepared to contradict him?;

Kua pāto‘i‘ia e Tura te ‘aka-‘apa‘anga a te ‘akavā iāia.
Tura denied the policeman’s charge against him;

Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i te rave i te ‘akaue‘anga.
He refused to carry out the order;

Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i tōna metua.He defied his father;Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i tā māua pati‘anga.
He refused our request;

Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i te tīmata‘anga.
He resisted the temptation.
(see pāto‘i‘anga, pāto‘ito‘i.)
[Tah. paato‘i.]

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