tao‘i, (-a, -‘ia).
1. Bring, take, convey.
E tao‘i koe iāia ‘ei ‘aka‘oki mai i te pātikara.
Take him with you to bring the bike back;
Kua tao‘i‘ia ‘aia ‘ei mou‘auri.
He was taken away to be gaoled;
Kua rekareka rātou i tōku tao‘i ‘anga atu i te tuatua ē kua ‘au te tamaki.
They were delighted when I brought word that the war was over. Tangata tao‘i tuatua, messenger. Tao‘i ki runga, lift.
E tao‘i i te rima ki runga mē ka ‘akatika kōtou.
Raise your hands if you agree;
E tao‘i i tō reo ki runga.
Keep your voice up. Tao‘i ‘au. Peace-loving, maintaining the peace.
‘E pātireia tao‘i ‘au tē reira.
That is a peace-loving country. Tao‘i i te ‘akaea, to catch the breath, gasp.
Kua tao‘i ‘aia i tōna ‘akaea i tōna riri‘anga.
He caught his breath in annoyance.
2. Bringer, conveyor.
Te tao‘i ‘au,
the messenger of peace.