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 for ante
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ante- \An"te-\ ([a^]n"t[-e]-).
     A Latin preposition and prefix; akin to Gr. 'anti`, Skr.
     anti, Goth. and-, anda- (only in comp.), AS. and-, ond-,
     (only in comp.: cf. Answer, Along), G. ant-, ent- (in
     comp.). The Latin ante is generally used in the sense of
     before, in regard to position, order, or time, and the Gr.
     'anti` in that of opposite, or in the place of.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ante \An"te\, n. (Poker Playing)
     Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante)
     the game begins.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ante \An"te\, v. t. & i.
     To put up (an ante).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ante
      n 1: (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to
           the pot
      v 1: place one's stake

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "ante":
     ahead, ante up, back, beforehand, bet, bet on, book, call, chunk,
     cover, ere, fade, fore, forward, gamble, hand over, handbook,
     hazard, in advance, in advance of, lay, lay a wager, lay down,
     make a bet, meet a bet, parlay, pass, pay over, play, play against,
     plunge, pot, preceding, previous, prior to, punt, put down, put up,
     see, shot, stake, stand pat, to, wager
  
  

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