tāvene

tāvene, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Sweeten (tr.).

Tāvenea tā‘au kaope, ka ‘inangaro ‘a Tima i te tuka.
Sweeten your coffee now, Tima wants the sugar;

‘Āria kia tāvene au i tāku tī
. Wait until I’ve sweetened my tea.

2. Sweetened.

‘E raiti tāvene tāku ka ‘inangaro.
I’d like some rice that’s been sweetened.

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