- Make something low(er), to humiliate. Kua taakaakaia te noo-anga o te patikara kia taea e au te takai-anga. The bicycle seat was lowered so I could reach the pedals.
- Bow down before (ki mua i) sbdy, abase oneself, show respect and deference. Kua taaka-aka aia ki mua i te aroaro o te ariki. He bowed down before the king; Kua aere taakaaka aia ki mua i te mataiapo. He came humbly and respectfully before the chief; E tamaiti taakaaka aia ki mua i tona metua. He treats his father with deference.