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Does using "plateau" to express "remained constant" in the sentence below make sense?

Their salary plateaued for 3 years.

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    Yes. English is pretty flexible in "verbalizing" nouns. – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 17 '18 at 21:37
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    To plateau is not to remain constant, but to become more constant. You have not provided enough information about the situation for us to say whether plateau would be appropraite or not. – choster Aug 17 '18 at 22:57
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Plateau: (intransitive verb)

  • to reach a level, period, or condition of stability or maximum attainment

(M-W)

Usage examples:

The 2016 paper in Nature found that the maximum reported age of death increased until the mid-1990s, then plateaued.

Morningstar’s Hottovy thinks that the market for new members may be plateauing, and that Amazon is now focused on increasing what current Prime users spend rather than recruiting new ones.

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