1. (Be) certain, definite, clear, plain, distinct, explicit, settled, determined, decided on.
Kāre i taka ē ‘ea‘a tē kā tupu kiāia;
It’s not certain what will happen to him;
Kāre e taka meitaki ana te ‘enua.
The land isn’t clearly visible;
E tuatua mārie koe kia taka tā‘au tuatua.
Speak slowly so that what you say is quite clear (easier, audible or grasped);
Kāre rava ‘e taka-‘anga i tāna tuatua.
He doesn’t speak at all clearly;
Kāre ‘e taka‘anga i tō‘ou manako.
You haven’t explained yourself at all clearly;
‘E ‘anga‘anga taka tāna, ko māua rā, kāre i pāpū.
He’s definitely fixed up with a job, but we’ve got nothing definite;
Kua taka tōku manako.
My mind is made up, I‘m clear in my mind now;
Kua taka te aronga tē ka ‘aere ki te pūtōtō taura.
It’s been settled who’s going to the tug-of-war.
2. n. Certainty, definiteness, etc.
Nō te taka kore i te rā e tae mai ei te pa‘ī , nō reira ‘aia i rī ngi ei ki te mānī tia.
Because it wasn’t certain what day the boat was coming, he rang up the manager.