RSVP

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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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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.

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.

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Phrase[edit]

RSVP

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

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