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RSVP

or R.S.V.P

[ahr-es-vee-pee] /ˈɑrˈɛsˈviˈpi/
verb (used without object), RSVPed or RSVP'd, RSVPing or RSVP'ing.
1.
to reply to an invitation:
Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday.
noun, plural RSVP's.
2.
a reply to an invitation:
He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP.
3.
(used on an invitation to indicate that the favor of a reply is requested).
Origin of RSVP
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French r(épondez) s('il) v(ous) p(laît) please reply
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British Dictionary definitions for rsvping

RSVP

abbreviation
1.
répondez s'il vous plaît
Word Origin
French: please reply
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