1. (Be) duped, deceived, misled, cajoled.
Kua vare koe i te pikika‘a a tērā tamaiti.You were taken in by that child’s lies; ‘E tangata vare ‘ua koe.
You are easily taken in;
Kua vare ‘ua au i te tātā i tō‘ou ingoa, nō te mea, i tuatua ana koe ē, ka ‘inangaro koe i te ‘aere.
I was misled into putting your name down because you said you wanted to go;
Kua tāpū ‘aia i tāna kata i tōku vare‘anga i tāna tuatua kanga.
He kept a straight face as I was being taken in by his little joke;
Kua ma‘ani aia iāku kia vare i te piri.
He cajoled me into joining.
2. Allow oneself to accept advances of friendship (etc.), become tame, gentled, accustomed to people (esp. of babies or animals).
Kua tāmata au kia vare mai taua pēpē ra kiāku, kāre rava ‘e rāvenga.I’ve tried to get the baby to like me (accept me, get accustomed to me), but it won’t have any of it; Tē kimi nei au i te rāvenga kia vare mai tēia punua puakaoa kiāku.
I‘m trying to get this puppy here accustomed to me.