tā‘ē‘ē

tā‘ē‘ē, (-a, -‘ia). Question sbdy closely (searching out error or discrepancies), interrogate.

Tē tā‘ē‘ē nei au i teia pupu tamariki i tā rātou ‘āpi‘i.
I‘m testing this class on their words;

Kua ‘ē ‘ua rāua i te ‘akakite mai i tōku tā‘ē‘ē‘anga ia rāua.
They slipped up in their replies to my interrogation. Ui tā‘ē‘ē, Cross-question.

E ui tā‘ē‘ē koe kiāia kia ‘akakite mai.
Cross-question him until he tells;

‘E tangata tā‘ē‘ē tuatua tikāi koe.
You always cross-examine people about what they say.

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