'As Per Your Request': Meaning, Synonyms, Examples

By Sophia Merton, updated on February 28, 2023

Did you receive an email that uses the phrase ‘as per your request’? What does this mean, and how can you properly use this phrase?

In brief, ‘as per your request’ is used in response to an inquiry to inform the other person that you have complied with their request. A synonymous phrase that is a bit less formal and more modern would be “in response to your request.”

What Does 'As Per Your Request' Mean?

‘As per your request’ is a formal phrase that is still commonly used in professional and business communications. It is used in response to a previous inquiry or request from another person.

In this phrase, the word ‘per’ means:

  • “according to” or “in accordance with.”

In short, a simpler phrase with the same meaning would be “in response to your request” or “as you wished for.”

For example, let’s say that you applied for a job, and the interviewer asked you to send a list of professional references. You might send an email that includes a line that says, “‘as per your request,’ I have included a list of references.”

For more advice on how to craft professional emails, check out our posts on how to write a formal email, how to sound polite in an email, how to start an email, and how to end an email.

‘As Per Your Request’: The History

‘As per your request’ is a phrase that comes off as a bit old-fashioned but is still in common usage. Using the Google Ngram Viewer, we see that this phrase is found most often in books in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Peaking around 1907, ‘as per your request’ declined in usage until the 1980s, when its usage reached a plateau. In recent years, the phrase has become a bit more common but is still not used nearly as much as it was at the turn of the 20th century.

Examples of 'As Per Your Request' In Sentences

How would you use ‘as per your request’ in a sentence? Let’s look at some examples:

  • As per your request, I have included nametags for everyone in the group in the welcome basket.”
  • “She will separate all of the merchandise according to its size, as per your request.
  • “I sent the artifact I found into the museum to be analyzed, as per your request.”
  • “I could deliver the documents by mail as per your request, but I’m wondering if it would be prudent to bring them in person instead.”
  • “I’m just writing to let you know that I am en route as scheduled, as per your request.”
  • “He said that he will steer clear of any mention of the merger if he can manage it, as per your request.
  • “I will deliver lunch promptly at noon, as per your request.”
  • As per your request, I have left the keys in the cupboard by the door.”
  • “As per your request, the furniture will be delivered on Friday instead of Thursday.”
  • “All of the books have been organized alphabetically by the author’s last name, as per your request.”

Synonyms for 'As Per Your Request'

What are some other words and phrases that have a similar meaning to 'as per your request’? Here are some options:

  • As you requested
  • As requested
  • Per your request
  • You asked for
  • As you wanted
  • As you wished for
  • In accordance with your request
  • Due to your request

Final Thoughts on ‘As Per Your Request’

‘As per your request’ is a formal yet completely acceptable way to communicate to someone that you are complying with their request. You will still come across this phrase in business emails and communications, as well as other types of formal messages.

If you want to communicate the idea behind ‘as per your request’ in a more modern way, you can simply say “as you requested” or “per your request.” You could also say, “here are the [documents, files, etc.] you asked for,” or “I have attached the [documents, files, etc.] you asked for.”

Are you looking to learn more English phrases? Head over to our idioms blog for idioms, expressions, adages, and more!

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Written By:
Sophia Merton
Sophia Merton is one of the lead freelance writers for WritingTips.org. Sophia received her BA from Vassar College. She is passionate about reading, writing, and the written word. Her goal is to help everyone, whether native English speaker or not, learn how to write and speak with perfect English.

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