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"RSVP" in British English

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RSVP

uk   /ˌɑː.res.viːˈpiː/  us   /ˌɑːr.es.viːˈpiː/
abbreviation for "répondez s’il vous plaît", French for "please reply"; used at the end of a written invitation to mean that you should let the people who invited you know whether or not you are coming: RSVP by 9 October.

RSVPverb [I]

uk   /ˌɑː.res.viːˈpiː/  us   /ˌɑːr.es-/ informal
to answer an invitation saying whether or not you will attend: I got a party invitation in the post, and I called to RSVP.
(Definition of RSVP from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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RSVPverb [I]

abbreviation for répondez s’il vous plaît (= French for "please answer"): RSVP by October 9th. Note: Often used on written invitations.
(Definition of RSVP from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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RSVPabbreviation

uk   us  
used at the end of a written invitation to mean 'please reply': RSVP by October 9th.
(Definition of RSVP from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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