RSVP is an acronym of the French term répondez s’il vous plait. In translation it means please respond. The abbreviation RSVP, R.S.V.P., or sometimes r.s.v.p. is also used in Anglo-Saxon countries.
RSVP in practice: Acronym RSVP is used for example on the invitations, in business correspondence, in e-mails, in situations where it is expected the invited person to confirm or reject the invitation, for reasons such as reserving capacity for an event. Acronym RSVP is acceptable for formal communication.
If RSVP/Regrets only is written, the host requires only excuse of the abstention, and the participation is considered self-evident.
Related terms and methods:
- Abbreviations in Business Correspondence
- ASAP (As Soon As Possible)
- Business Correspondence
- Social Communication
- FAO (For the Attention Of)
- FYI (For Your Information)
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