pāto‘ito‘i

pāto‘ito‘i, (-a, -‘ia), fq. pāto‘i. Oppose, defy, deny, refuse, etc.

I pāto‘ito‘i‘ia ana tēia manako e te tangata i tērā ake mata‘iti, inā tē ‘apai ‘aka‘ou mai nei koe.
There were objections to this proposal last year and here you are putting it forward again;

mē pāto‘ito‘i koe i tāna tuatua,
if you refuse to do what he says;

‘E tangata pāto‘ito‘i tika ai koe i te manako o te kūmiti.
You are always against whatever the committee proposes;

tēta‘i tamaiti pāto‘ito‘i,
a rebellious child.
[pāto‘i Rr.]

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