Verbs to describe an upward trend:
The following verbs can be used to describe a trend or pattern that goes up.
Climb (Past – Climbed)
Go up (Past – Went up)
Grow (Past – Grew)
Increase (Past – Increased)
Jump (past – Jumped)
Rise (Past – Rose)
Rocket (Past – Rocketed)
The number of enrolments increased significantly between 2005 and 2010.
Production rose from 80 units on May to 1000 units the following month.
Verbs to describe a downward trend:
The following verbs can be used to describe a trend or pattern that goes down.
Decline (Past – Declined)
Decrease (Past – Decreased)
Drop (Past – Dropped)
Go down (Past – Went down)
Plummet (Past – Plummeted)
Plunge (Past – Plunged)
Prices Of Model X dropped significantly once Y became available on the market.
Company profits decreased in 2013 by 15%.
Words and Phrases used to describe a stable trend:
To describe a more or less stable pattern, you can use the following expressions.
Maintain (Past – Maintained)
Remain (Past – Remained)
Stay (Past – Stayed)
Adverbs used when describing trends:
Sharply, Rapidly, Quickly, Steeply.
Considerably, Significantly, Substantially.
Steadily, Gradually, Moderately.