1. Make something low(er), to humiliate.
Kua tā‘aka‘aka‘ia te no‘o-‘anga o te pātikara kia taea e au te taka‘i-‘anga.
The bicycle seat was lowered so I could reach the pedals.
2. Bow down before (ki mua i) sbdy, abase oneself, show respect and deference.
Kua tā‘aka-‘aka ‘aia ki mua i te aroaro o te ariki.
He bowed down before the king;
Kua ‘aere tā‘aka‘aka ‘aia ki mua i te mata‘iapo.
He came humbly and respectfully before the chief;
‘E tamaiti tā‘aka‘aka ‘aia ki mua i tōna metua.
He treats his father with deference.