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Oxford dictionary definition of the word ante:
a stake put up by a player in poker or brag before receiving cards:
the antes were at the $10,000-$20,000 level
verb (antes, anteing, anted)
[with object] (ante something up)
put up an amount as an ante in poker or brag and similar games.
North American informal pay an amount of money in advance:
he anted up $925,000 of his own money
the owners have to ante up if they want to attract the best talent
up (or raise) the ante
increase what is at stake or under discussion, especially in a conflict or dispute:
he decided to up the ante in the trade war
early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘before’