tā‘okota‘i

tā‘okota‘i, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Bring together, combine, unite.

Kāre e rauka iāia i te tā‘okota‘i i tē reira ‘iti tangata.
He can’t get that race to unite;

Kua tā‘okota‘i ‘aia i te aronga tautai ē kua pati kia tuku māmā i te ‘oko o te ika.
He got the fishermen together and asked them to lower the price of their fish;

Kua tā‘okota‘i ‘a Tangi‘ia i te au mana kātoatoa ki roto i te rima o Tara‘are.
Tangi‘ia combined all the powers together in Tara‘are’s hands.

2. Cooperate.

Kua tā‘okota‘i te tangata i te rave‘anga i taua ‘anga‘anga.
The people cooperated on that work;

Mē ‘anga‘anga tā‘okota‘i kōtou, ka manuia.
You‘ll succeed if you work together.

3. A society, organisation, club, union.

Ko ia te ‘akatere i tā mātou tā‘okota‘i.
He runs our society.

taiate

taiate, n. Society, organisation, firm, church council, group of church members.

‘E taiate ‘angā-‘are tā mātou.
Ours is a building society;

Nā te taiate i ‘iki iāia ‘ei ‘orometua ki te reira ‘ōire.
The church council elected him pastor to that village;

I te ‘enua kātoatoa tā rātou i tae ei, kua ‘āriki‘ia rātou e te taiate.
They were welcomed by the churches at every island they called at;

‘E moni taiate teia nāku ē tōku ngutu‘are katoa.
This is the contribution to the church funds from myself and my whole family (household).
[Eng. society.]