I've

[ ahyv ]

  1. contraction of I have.

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Other definitions for -ive (2 of 2)

-ive

  1. a suffix of adjectives (and nouns of adjectival origin) expressing tendency, disposition, function, connection, etc.: active; corrective; destructive; detective; passive; sportive.

Origin of -ive

2
<Latin -īvus; in some words, representing French -ive, feminine of -if

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British Dictionary definitions for I've (1 of 2)

I've

/ (aɪv) /


contraction of
  1. I have

British Dictionary definitions for -ive (2 of 2)

-ive

suffix
  1. (forming adjectives) indicating a tendency, inclination, character, or quality: divisive; prohibitive; festive; massive

  2. (forming nouns of adjectival origin): detective; expletive

Origin of -ive

2
from Latin -īvus

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