- 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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Examples from the Web for rsvp
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
May 30, 2014
"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
One Wicker Park magnet is the RSVP Gallery, a museum/store carrying pop-art-themed clothing and objects.Why Chicago Is Now America's Hottest City
February 28, 2011
- répondez s'il vous plaît
French: please reply
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