verb (used with object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
verb (used without object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
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Garmin’s line of sporty smartwatches are mostly round, which is a good start, and the company ups the ante in looks and premium materials with its high-end MARQ collection.
If EU lawmakers must go ahead with ex ante regulation of platforms giants, Google — an adtech giant — is especially keen that they do not single out any specific business models.
So it definitely wouldn’t be a fan of ex ante regs applied only to surveillance-fueled ad-targeting platforms.
Now, with social media as a broadcast system, the right-wing media has upped the ante.How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets|Bobbie Johnson|September 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Initially, TikTok had earmarked $200 million to pay out over the next year, but a day after news broke of Instagram’s Reels payment talks, TikTok announced it had upped the ante to more than $1 billion paid out over the next three years.‘There is a battle going on’: TikTok-Instagram rivalry for creators heating up|Tim Peterson|August 3, 2020|Digiday
Joseph LaRocca says some companies are upping the ante in terms of fending off return fraudsters.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second upped the ante, taking aim at “cray,” “jelly,” “literally,” “teehee,” and “totes.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist|Samantha Allen|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoenig, apparently wanting to continue being booked on Fox News, felt the need to up the anti-Muslim ante.
You can up the ante even more by signing a contract agreeing to pay a pal $20 every time you skip Pilates.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out|DailyBurn|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ante has been upped and now things are getting kind of fun.
The persecutions, the separations, the estrangements, are all ante–nuptial.John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III|Mary E. Braddon
His reputation as a bibliomaniac is fully recorded in the anecdote mentioned at p. 234, ante.
Of Edward the Third's love of curiously bound books, see p. 118, ante.
"I'll raise his ante, whatever it is," he said abruptly at length.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
I raised the ‘ante’ and sold three hundred papers at ten cents each.Modern Americans|Chester Sanford