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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

RSVP (plural RSVPs)

  1. A reply to an invitation.

VerbEdit

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 notesEdit

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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Etymology 2Edit

Initialisms, see below.

NounEdit

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.

VerbEdit

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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PhraseEdit

RSVP

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

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