contraction of I have.
Other definitions for -ive (2 of 2)
a suffix of adjectives (and nouns of adjectival origin) expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection, etc.: active; corrective; destructive; detective; passive; sportive.
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How to use I've in a sentence
Fashion should be smart enough to take the long view andg ive it to them: in-store if necessary, but not on a show.Kate Middleton's Heel Almost Caused a Fall; Anna Wintour's New Job Responsibilities Still Unclear | The Fashion Beast Team | March 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rubinstein was pushed out of Apple by Ive, who had clashed with Rubinstein and gave Jobs an ultimatum—he goes or I go.
Gassée points out that Ive was already working at Apple when Jobs returned to the company in 1996.
But why is word suddenly leaking out of Apple about Ive feuding with the board?
The first products that Ive designed under Jobs were the “Bondi Blue” iMac and the somewhat ugly iBook.
Ive seen older hands of his age took the same way for a minute or two on a cold night.
Ive seen a many people die, little babes and great strong men, and I know when deaths a-coming well enough.
Ive heerd that complaint of it once or twice before, replied the trader; but it soon cools down again; dont you find it so?
I had a good crying spell on my twenty-fifth birthday and Ive looked through clear eyes ever since.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Oh, Ive had it out and felt behind it, urged Miss Carrington, all of a flutter now.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for I've (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for -ive (2 of 2)
(forming adjectives) indicating a tendency, inclination, character, or quality: divisive; prohibitive; festive; massive
(forming nouns of adjectival origin): detective; expletive
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