RSVP

  

Definition

An abbreviation often included in invitations to request that the invitee let the host know if he or she will be attending. From the French term, "Répondez si'l vous plaît," which means "please reply."

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  • We are hosting a small party next Friday at the local event hall, and would like you to please RSVP if you are able to attend.

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  • When you receive an invitation that requests an RSVP, it is good manners to respond back indicating your plans to attend the event.

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  • The invitation to the company retreat included an RSVP so that the organizers would know how many people would be attending and therefore how much food and drink would be required.

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