RSVP

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Etymology[edit]

From the French RSVP, répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning “reply please”.

Initialism[edit]

RSVP (plural RSVPs)

  1. Initialism of reply please. (written on an invitation to request that the invited person reply to confirm whether or not they will be attending.)
  2. (computing) Initialism of Resource reservation protocol. (at Wikipedia)

Usage notes[edit]

Properly, used by itself, but often used in the redundant form “please RSVP”, “RSVP” being used to mean “reply to an invitation”. Such redundancy is an example of RAS syndrome.

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Verb[edit]

RSVP (third-person singular simple present RSVPs, present participle RSVPing, simple past and past participle RSVPed or RSVP'd)

  1. (intransitive) To reply to an invitation.

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Phrase[edit]

RSVP

  1. Initialism of Répondez s'il vous plaît. (RSVP)

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