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 History of this Word

"ive" is from "ivus" spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
permissive
emotive
demonstrative
anticipative

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ive" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates tending to or performing. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ive illustration This hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only.
-ive illustration Just wanted to share my productive day with people who appreciate the significance of getting all these little things done.