‘akaau, caus. au1.
1. Fit, or try out.
Kua ‘akaau ana koe i tō‘ou pona ‘ōu?
Have you tried out your new shirt?
2. Be unanimous, to match, standardise.
Kua ‘akaau rātou i tā rātou tuatua i mua ake kā tū ei ki mua i te ‘akavā‘anga.
They were unanimous as to what they would say before going to court.
tī mata, (-a, –‘ia). Test, try out, tempt, try to persuade, make an effort or attempt.
Kua tī mata te pū‘āpi‘i i tāna pupu.
The teacher tested his class;
‘Inā, kia tī mata i te ‘aere.
Come on, see if you can manage to walk now;
Kāre au e ‘inga mē ka tī mata koe iāku.
I won’t give way if you try to tempt me;
‘Auraka e ‘akaruke ia mātou kia tī mata‘ia mai.
Leave us not exposed to temptation;
Kua roko‘ia ‘aia e te tī mata-‘anga.
He was overcome by temptation;
Nō tāku tī mata putuputu iāia i ‘akatikāi ‘aia.
I kept on trying to persuade him.