mareka, (-‘ia), v.i. Feel pleasure, take pleasure in something, appreciate, (be) pleased, happy, glad, content, gratified; pleasure, joy, etc.
Kua mareka rava tōna ngākau nō te au tuatua meitaki tei tae mai kiāia.
His heart was filled with joy because of the good news that came to him;
Kua mareka te tamaiti i tōku ‘ōronga‘anga i tēta‘i kai nāna.
The child was pleased when I gave him something to eat;
Kāre au i mareka i tā‘au tuatua.
I don’t like what you have said;
Tē mareka kore nei ‘aia i tāna moni ‘anga‘anga.
He is feeling discontented with his salary;
E mareka ana ‘aia ki te tu‘epōro.
He is keen on football;
Kāre rava i mareka‘ia tāna tuatua e te tangata.
People certainly didn’t take kindly to what he said;
nō tōku mareka i tāna ‘anga‘anga,
because of my pleasure at what he had done.