v.t. Comfort, relieve distress, minister to. Kua aere mai ra ratou e kua matuapuru i te aronga tei rokoia e te tumatetenga. They came and comforted those whom disaster has overtaken; Kua pumaana tona ngakau i to matou matuapuruanga iaia. He took heart when we consoled him; ko tei matuapuru mai iaia i to ratou apinga, those who minis-tered to him from their belongings (Luke 8.3).