v. to lure, entice, bribe, distract attention (e.g. to show a bottle of milk or banana to baby to make him stop) crying.
Na akatauyani nā papā i nā tāngata o Manihiki ki te walaoa pakapaka ma te puyipuyi ke vale kia lātou. The slave traders bribed the people of Manihiki with cabin bread and cigarettes so they would be submissive to them.
Na wakatauyani ia Mele i tana pēpē ki te wuti ke toka tana tangi. Mele pacified her baby with a banana.