Meaning of “ante” in the English Dictionary

"ante" in American English

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antenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈænt·i/

an amount of money that each person must risk in order to be part of a game, or the price of something

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(Definition of “ante” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ante" in Business English

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antenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈænti/ us

an amount of money that each person must risk in order to be part of a game:

a $30 ante
up the ante also raise the ante

to increase your demands or the risks in a situation:

The question for both sides is how far to up the ante.
Lenders continue to up the ante with generous new rates, bonuses, and introductory offers.

(Definition of “ante” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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