Meaning of “I've” in the English Dictionary

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"I've" in British English

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I've

uk /aɪv/ us /aɪv/

short form of I have:

I've been waiting an hour already.

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-ivesuffix

uk / -ɪv/ us / -ɪv/ also -ative, also -itive, also -tive

(Definition of “I've” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"I’ve" in American English

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I’ve

us /ɑɪv/

contraction of I have:

I’ve decided not to go.

(Definition of “I’ve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)