What is the full form of RSVP? [closed]

I just wanted to know what is the English full form of “RSVP”, a word which we usually use on invitation cards? I read somewhere it’s a French word.

So I wanted to confirm if it has any English full form and if it does, what it is?

I googled the same but didn’t get the correct thing, so thought of asking here.


RSVP is indeed French and it stands for répondez s’il vous plaît. It literally means “please respond”.

RSVP is now a fixed idiom, even in French. If you spell it out in English, very few people will understand what you mean. You are better off keeping it as an acronym or coming up with something that is purely English if you don’t want an acronym.

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