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).
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How to use RSVP in a sentence
Admission is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.
And in conclusion, may I please remind you it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty.‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy | Marlow Stern | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Please RSVP to editor[at]frumforum.com if you would "definitely" or "probably" attend.
(2) If you feel sure you will be able to attend, please RSVP in advance.
"RSVP" is a mournful letter, in response to a wedding invitation, from a man whose best friend stole his girlfriend.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ | Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts | March 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for RSVP
répondez s'il vous plaît
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Cultural definitions for R.S.V.P.
Please reply or answer. From the French, “répondez s'il vous plaît,” meaning “respond if you please.”
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