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ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.
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On his sophomore recording, Entity (Emerge Records), he ups the ante by adding a pinch of gospel warm to the equation.
The fact that his naivete rests on the Chinese philosophy of blind obedience to one's superiors and to older relatives, even if they should prove to be mean-spirited and corrupt, ups the ante of interest in the meaning of family unity and sacrifice.