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"RSVP" in British English

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RSVP

uk   /ˌɑː.res.viːˈpiː/  us   /ˌɑːr.es-/
abbreviation for "répondez s’il vous plaît", ​French for "​pleasereply"; 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 ​partyinvitation in the ​post, and I called to RSVP.
(Definition of RSVP from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"RSVP" in American English

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RSVPverb [I]

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

"RSVP" in Business English

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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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