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“RSVP” in English

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uk /ˌɑː.res.viːˈpiː/ us /ˌɑːːˈpiː/

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 /ˌɑː 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)

“RSVP” in American English

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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)

“RSVP” in Business English

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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)