tono, (-a, -‘ia, -kia). Send sbdy on or ask sbdy to run an errand or mission.
E tono iāia kia kave i tā‘au tuatua ki te ariki.
Send him to take your message to the
ariki; Kāre au e tae i te tono iāia.
I can’t very well ask him to go and do it for me;
Kua tonoa te va‘e‘au ki taua ‘enua ‘ei vavao i te aronga ‘akatitima.
The soldiers were sent to that country to disperse the rebels;
‘E tamaiti tono ngatā koe.
It is a hard job to get you to go on an errand;
I tonokia mai au e na mua iaia.
I am sent (to go) before him (John 3:28).