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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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If the spineflower is listed as an endangered species, that ups the ante enormously and is far more likely than any other avenue to result in the projects being scaled back to more moderate, acceptable levels.
The upfront TV Destroy particularly ups the ante, emerging as the 21st century equivalent of Plastic Bertrand' jangly 60s-styled My Own Sun hints at The Kinks, and six-minute drum and bass excursion Earth is embellished by the sort of strings usually utilised when a Hollywood hero sees the face of God for the first time.
Then Edna ups the ante by joining the table and telling a rather revolting story, complete with episodes of acid reflux.
On a trip to California, on the other hand, glimpsing an angry-looking misfit in a Sacramento diner, Crumb ups the ante, sketching him with blackened face and bulging eyes, and imagining him thinking, "It's not my FAULT I'm UNFIT for normal social life.
In a vendor summary included with the report, Forrester described ATG's capitalization on renewed technology investment, titling the evaluation "ATG Ups the Ante for B2C Commerce Platforms.
And the Woo motifs go much further than previously mentioned, from pigeons in the line of fire to a climactic bloodbath in a train station that, though hardly as brilliant as the ``Hard-Boiled'' hospital showdown it's modeled on, audaciously ups the ante by having Hui give birth in the middle of the deadly action.
For example, he photographs sites painted by Seurat, Cezanne, and Picasso as they exist today, then ups the ante by re-creating these camera facts with hand-painted oil on canvas.
NEW YORK -- Although the lawsuit filed by New York State ups the ante for tobacco companies to comply required payments with settling states under the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), Fitch Ratings expects tobacco settlement bonds to be able to meet their interest and stated principal payments in 2006.