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ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.

ante

[L.] preposition, before.
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When they meet an ambitious goal of ten-fold improvements in quality across all operations, these organizations raise the ante another ten-fold.
At some point, I thought it was time to raise the ante a bit and put together something that engaged both the girls and the guys to interact more," states Dream-Marriage Social Media manager, Malcolm D.
Some have cautioned that the United States or Israel could raise the ante with a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites this year.