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ante

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
penny ante
▪ penny ante schemes to make money
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
raise
▪ What they are now doing is compromising, in this half-baked manner, by raising the ante to 70.
up
▪ Logan said, referring to the Colorado Avalanche star whose $ 21-million contract upped the ante for Kariya.
▪ Looking to the future, however, the Forest Service decided to up the ante next time around.
▪ Sometimes the parents upped the ante.
▪ The group mind plays Pong so well that Carpenter decides to up the ante.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And next year, the requests might double, with the whole dreary cycle restarting at an upped ante.
▪ Creating an economic asset in the form of a parental dividend would obviously up the ante in these kinds of contentious issues.
▪ Sometimes the parents upped the ante.
▪ The group mind plays Pong so well that Carpenter decides to up the ante.
▪ What they are now doing is compromising, in this half-baked manner, by raising the ante to 70.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For the first time, women would ante up $ 1, 000 to join a special group in the party.
▪ My friends would have to ante up their credit card again for another possible $ 35 charge.
Wikipedia

Ante

Ante or Antes may refer to:

  • Ante (poker), a forced bet in the game of poker
  • Ante (name), Croatian form of the given name Anthony
  • The Latin word ante, meaning "before", which is used in many Latin phrases
  • A prefix indicating "before" as in antebellum, "before a war"
  • Sivry-Ante, a municipality in the Marne department of France with two villages: Ante and Sivry-Ante
  • Antes (people)
  • Antes (surname)

Ante (name)

Ante is a Croatian male first name. It is a common Croatian given name which is cognate to the name Anthony.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

ante

1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante "before," from PIE *anti- "facing opposite, against," with derivatives meaning "in front of, before; end" (cognates: Sanskrit antah "end, border, boundary," Hittite hanti "opposite," Greek anta, anten "opposite," anti "over against, opposite, before;" Old Lithuanian anta "on to;" Gothic anda "along;" Old English and- "against;" German ent- "along, against"), from root *ant- "front, forehead."

Wiktionary

ante

n. 1 A price or cost, as in up the ante. 2 (context poker English) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards. vb. 1 To pay the ante in poker. Often used ''ante up''. 2 To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ante

Ante \An"te\, n. (Poker Playing) Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante) the game begins.

Ante

Ante \An"te\, v. t. & i. To put up (an ante). also ante up.

WordNet

ante

n. (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

ante

v. place one's stake

Usage examples of "ante".

Id tulit factum graviter Indutiomarus, suam gratiam inter suos minui, et, qui iam ante inimico in nos animo fuisset, multo gravius hoc dolore exarsit.

Hac habita contione et ad extremam orationem confirmatis militibus, ne ob hanc causam animo permoverentur neu quod iniquitas loci attulisset id virtuti hostium tribuerent, eadem de profectione cogitans quae ante senserat legiones ex castris eduxit aciemque idoneo loco constituit.

Erat una cum ceteris Dumnorix Aeduus, de quo ante ab nobis dictum est.

Metimo-lo coche na cuneta, e a mina muller e mdis eu temos que chegar a Vigo canto antes.

Itaque cum copiis ad eundem pontem contendit equitatumque tantum procedere ante agmen imperat legionum, quantum cum processisset, sine defatigatione equorum in eadem se reciperet castra.

The distinguished jurists said it's different from upping the ante by bringing a weapon along to assist the bad guy in his criminal endeavor.

But chef Tripp Mauldin, previously at Michael Mina and the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, who arrived in mid-2005, has upped the culinary ante in a big way, offering fabulous crispy roast chicken with summer corn, chanterelles, lardoons, baby potatoes, and jus, outstanding burgers, and tasty seafood such as King salmon with arugula salad, heirloom tomatoes, olives, basil, and parmesan.

Nam Marcellus proximo anno, cum impugnaret Caesaris dignitatem, contra legem Pompei et Crassi rettulerat ante tempus ad senatum de Caesaris provinciis, sententiisque dictis discessionem faciente Marcello, qui sibi omnem dignitatem ex Caesaris invidia quaerebat, senatus frequens in alia omnia transiit.

Interim ad Labienum per Remos incredibili celeritate de victoria Caesaris fama perfertur, ut, cum ab hibernis Ciceronis milia passuum abesset circiter LX, eoque post horam nonam diei Caesar pervenisset, ante mediam noctem ad portas castrorum clamor oreretur, quo clamore significatio victoriae gratulatioque ab Remis Labieno fieret.

Ante id oppidum planities circiter milia passuum tria in longitudinem patebat: reliquis ex omnibus partibus colles mediocri interiecto spatio pari altitudinis fastigio oppidum cingebant.

Ille vero nichil hujus generis malebat, manibus ante oculos passis, ne mulieris formositatem adspiceret: postea illum magica percussit arte, at mortuum efferebat inde cum fletibus et vagitibus, et me per timorem expulit ad ostium magni fluminis, velivoli, porro in nave, in qua te peperi, vix post dies huc Athenas vecta sum.

Se eu passasse antes ou depois, ou se o Manduca esperasse algumas horas para morrer, nenhuma nota aborrecida viria interromper as melodias da minha alma.

Gaudentius pictor fqm Magistri Franchini Vallis Ugiae habitator Varalli, tabet sedimen unum cum domo una magna plodata et alia contigua peleis, et curte ante, et curteto ad plateam putei, cui cohoeret Franciscus Draghettus sive de Boglia et strata, et soror Catarina de Pioldo.

Cenabenses paulo ante mediam noctem silentio ex oppido egressi flumen transire coeperunt.

Pierre told them, joyfully, of attacks on the Cabora Bassa dam on the Zambezi which had delayed that project of exploitation for so many years, upping the ante intolerably for that tiny peasant empire Portugal.