vāvare

vāvare, fq. vare.

1. Taken in, misled, deceived, duped.

Kāre rava te Atua e vāvare i te tangata.
God is not deceived by men;

‘E va‘ine vāvare ‘ua ‘aia i te pikika‘a a tāna tamaiti.
The woman is always being taken in by her son’s lies;

Kāre rava au nō te vāvare ‘aka‘ou ia kōrua.
I‘ll never let myself be fooled by you two again.

2. Become accustomed to people, tame; lose shyness.

Kimia te rāvenga kia vāvare mai tēnā au punua puakatoro.
See if you can find a way to break those calves of their shyness.
[vare2 Rr.]

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