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(-ia), v.i. Feel pleasure, take pleasure in something, appreciate, (be) pleased, happy, glad, content, gratified; pleasure, joy, etc. Kua mareka rava tona ngakau no te au tuatua meitaki tei tae mai kiaia. His heart was fed with joy because of the good news that came to him; Kua mareka te tamaiti i toku orongaanga i tetai kai nana. The child was pleased when I gave him something to eat; Kare au i mareka i taau tuatua. I don’t like what you have said; Te mareka kore nei aia i tana moni angaanga. He is feeling discontented with his salary; E mareka ana aia ki te tueporo. He is keen on football; Kare rava i marekaia tana tuatua e te tangata. People certainly didn’t take kindly to what he said; no toku mareka i tana angaanga, because of my pleasure at what he had done. [ma-, reka.]

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