- to reply to an invitation: Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday.
- a reply to an invitation: He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP.
- (used on an invitation to indicate that the favor of a reply is requested).
Origin of RSVP
1895–1900; < French r(épondez) s('il) v(ous) p(laît) please reply
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- répondez s'il vous plaît
French: please reply