Etymology
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ante (n.)

in the game of poker, "stake of money placed in a pool by each player before drawing cards," 1838, American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante "before" (from PIE root *ant- "front, forehead," with derivatives meaning "in front of, before"). From 1846 as a verb.

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Definitions of ante
1
ante (v.)
place one's stake;
2
ante (n.)
(poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot;
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