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an·te

 (ăn′tē)
n.
1. Games The stake that each poker player must put into the pool before receiving a hand or before receiving new cards.
2. A price to be paid, especially as one's share; cost: "Whether they could actually turn back Soviet policy depended on many factors that Moscow might yet choose to test by upping the ante" (Foreign Affairs)."Citizen Kane was the movie that raised the artistic ante among American filmmakers" (J. Hoberman).
v. an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing, an·tes
v.tr.
1. Games To put (one's stake) into the pool in poker.
2. To pay (money or a fee): Let's ante the entry fee.
v.intr.
1. Games To put one's stake into the pool in poker: Don't look at your cards until everyone has anted.
2. To pay for something: anted for the tickets.

[From Latin, before; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]
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But, as he himself proclaimed, that was no more than getting his ante back.
Para votar en linea desde un lugar remoto, los votantes de Arizona deberan estar registrados como democratas antes del 22 de enero del 2000, a fin de cumplir con la fecha limite para participar en los comicios preliminares del estado de Arizona.
Las aerolineas latinoamericanas como LanChile han salido beneficiadas con un cambia en los cargamentos que pasan par Miami: antes eran equipos de alta tecnologia, como computadoras y equipos de telecomunicaciones, con rumbo sur; ahora son productos perecederos como flores, frutas y mariscos, rumbo norte.
Cuando se calculan las cifras, los pasajeros de barcos de crucero pudieran exceder los 100,000 en 2001, en comparacion con 78,000 un ano antes, segun Gianluca Suprani, director gerente de Silares Terminales Caribe, operador de la moderna terminal de La Habana.
al 1(800) 237-6639, 340 dias antes de su fecha deseada hasta dos horas antes de viaje las 24 horas del dia 365 dias al ano.
Aeromexico soluciono el problema abriendo las boteilas antes de despegar.
Antes, CPA, former corporate manager of finance and administration at Fastech Integration, Inc.
Todavia quedan varios anos, asi que tenemos tiempo suficiente para ajustar nuestras estrategias antes que este mercado sea viable.