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ante

an·te

ante

pronunciation:
aen ti
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: in poker, an amount of money that a player must put into play before seeing his or her cards.
similar words:
bet, play, pot, stake, venture, wager
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anted, anteing, antes
definition: in poker, to put in (money) as an ante.
We each anted a dollar.
similar words:
bet, gamble, lay, stake, venture, wager
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in poker, to put an ante into play.
Please ante so we can start the game!
similar words:
bet, lay, wager