pāto‘i, (-a, -‘ia), v.t. Object to, protest against, oppose, deny, defy, refuse; objection, protest, etc.
Mē kāre ‘e tangata pāto‘i i tēia manako,
if there are no objections to this proposal;
i raro ake i te pāto‘i,
Kua rave te tangata i te ‘anga‘anga i raro ake i te pāto‘i.
The men did the work though they weren’t happy about it;
Kua pāto‘i i te ture.
It is against regulations;
Kā tae koe i te pāto‘i i tāna tuatua?
Are you prepared to contradict him?;
Kua pāto‘i‘ia e Tura te ‘aka-‘apa‘anga a te ‘akavā iāia.
Tura denied the policeman’s charge against him;
Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i te rave i te ‘akaue‘anga.
He refused to carry out the order;
Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i tōna metua.He defied his father;Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i tā māua pati‘anga.
He refused our request;
Kua pāto‘i ‘aia i te tīmata‘anga.
He resisted the temptation.
(see pāto‘i‘anga, pāto‘ito‘i.)