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Synonyms for ante

up the ante

Synonyms for ante

something risked on an uncertain outcome

Words related to ante

(poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

place one's stake

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and the EU sought to raise the ante on Russia to engage in meaningful talks.
Apparently Israel's threat to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities remains a serious option, even though such an attack would have only a limited effect and would provoke Iran to raise the ante against Israel.
Israel will continue to raise the ante for as long as American administrations are willing to succumb to its wishes.
I'll raise the ante on this Mrs Frosty Knickers being (a) a total stranger to regular worship and thus (b) unaware that the adult Jesus kept strange company.
Its move to raise the ante against resurgent competitor Asda comes on the same day that Sir Terry Leahy celebrates his last day in charge - and his 55th birthday.