rave, (-a, -‘ia).
1. To take, lay hold of; get hold of.
Kāre e nāku i rave i te ‘āpara.
It wasn’t me who took the apple;
Kā rave koe i teia va‘ine ka ‘ākono?
Will you take this woman and cherish her?;
Kua rave‘ia tōna ‘are.
His house was taken from him;
Kua rave ‘aia i te paoke māti ē kua tutungi i tāna ‘ava‘ava.
He took the box of matches and lit his cigarette;
Kua ravea tōku pare e Mi‘i.
Mi‘i has taken my hat;
Kā rave roka mai au nō tēnā ngūtupa.
I‘ll get a lock for that door.
Rave ‘ua, take without authority, just take.
Kua rave ‘ua au i tō ‘ārote, nō te mea kāre koe i te kāinga.
I just took your plough because you weren’t home.
2. Do, perform, act in a certain way, treat.
Teia tāna i rave.
This is what he did;
E ‘akakite mai koe mē oti tēnā ‘anga‘anga i te rave.
Let me know when you’ve done that job;
Kua rave ‘ua au i tāku i anoano.
I just did what I wanted;
‘E mea rave ngatā nā‘au kia takataka‘i i te kō.
It is hard for thee to kick against the goad
; Kua rave kino ‘aia i te ‘oro‘enua tāku i ‘ōronga kiāia.
He misused the horse I let him have;
Kua tākinga meitaki ‘aia iāku i tōku rave‘anga i tāna ‘anga‘anga.
He treated me well when I was working for him;
‘E a‘a tā‘au tārekareka e rave ana?
What games do you play?
Rima rave, agent, executive, right-hand man, helper.
Ko tōku rima rave tēnā.
That’s my agent.
3. Take place (of event).
Kā rave te tārekareka ki ‘ea?
Where is the match being held?;
Kā rave ki Tūpapa.
It is being held at Tūpapa;
Ka ravea te tu‘epōro ki Avatiu ā teia Ma‘anākai.
The rugby match will be held at Avatiu this coming Saturday
; I muri ake i te tomo-‘anga o te ‘are ka rave‘ia tēta‘i umukai.
After the (ceremonial) opening of the house, a feast will be held.