At my company we have an internal document that describes the processes we use for accomplishing a certain task. In this document we use the phrase:

Periodically check in with ... to assess progress on ...

I have been tasked with turning this internal document into something that can be shared with our customers and stakeholders.

I'm trying to reword "check in with" so it sounds less informal, but am drawing a blank. What's a good replacement for "check in with?"

  • What did a thesaurus say? "meet" is probably what you want, it's the most neutral of all. Since you used the word 'stakeholders', you may be open to the managementese 'liaise'.
    – Mitch
    May 9, 2019 at 15:58
  • @Mitch - thesaurus.com doesn't have an entry for "check in with." I'm thinking of using a word like "engage." May 9, 2019 at 16:02
  • Periodically confer with?
    – Chaim
    May 9, 2019 at 16:09
  • What's wrong with check with (omitting "in")?
    – TrevorD
    May 9, 2019 at 16:22
  • Periodically consult with?
    – WS2
    May 9, 2019 at 17:26

2 Answers 2


You can request, ask for, or provide a

status update

I'm not sure how to document this. It's a phrase I've found useful when collaborating with people, especially for niggling them to make progress, or report their progress. For example, the subject line can say, "Status update?" and the body of the email can say, for example, "Let's put something on the calendar this week for a status update."


Check-in is a colloquial term for several different actions of at least two different actions. It could mean

providing status reports


Submitting to oversight


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