RSVP

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French RSVP, initialism of répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning “please reply”.

Noun[edit]

RSVP (plural RSVPs)

  1. A reply to an invitation.

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.

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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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Initialisms, see below.

Noun[edit]

RSVP (plural RSVPs)

  1. (computing) Initialism of resource reservation protocol.
  2. (cognition) Initialism of rapid serial visual presentation.
  3. (restaurants, events) reserve ahead please Initialism of reserve seating via phone.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (restaurants, events) To reserve a place

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French[edit]

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Phrase[edit]

RSVP

  1. Initialism of répondez s'il vous plaît. (RSVP)
  2. Initialism of réservez s'il vous plaît. (RSVP)

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