Definition of up the ante
- to raise the cost or price The popular actor first demanded twice the salary offered him but then kept upping the ante.
- to increase the risk or possible harm that could result from something —often + onThe new law ups the ante on people who cheat on their taxes.
Similarly, it is asked, does ante mean before or after?
ante- WORD ORIGIN. a prefix meaning “before,” used in the formation of compound words: anteroom; antebellum; antedate.
Subsequently, question is, what is another word for ante?
Another word for ante. noun. Something risked on an uncertain outcome: bet, pot, stake (often used in plural), wager.
What does AM and PM mean?
From the Latin words meridies (midday), ante (before) and post (after), the term ante meridiem (a.m.) means before midday and post meridiem (p.m.) means after midday. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language states "By convention, 12 AM denotes midnight and 12 PM denotes noon.
What does the prefix ante mean in medical terms?
ante- Prefix meaning before, in front of (in time or place or order). See also: pre-, pro- (1) [L. ante, before, in front of]