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noun 
  1. (poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.
Translations: 
    verb 
    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.
    Translations: 
      Etymology: 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.).


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