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    #1

    crease vs. wrinkle

    creases around the eyes
    If I replace 'creases" with 'wrinkles", will the meaning of the sentence be changed?

    What is the difference between the two words?

    The quoted sentence is from my dictionary.
    Please correct my writing if there's any grammatical solecism.

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    #2

    Re: crease vs. wrinkle

    In this usage, I would say no- the meaning is the same. In fact, I would more likely use wrinkles than creases to refer to the effects of aging on skin. If you are talking about clothing however, the meaning is quite different. A crease would be a (usually single) line put in with an iron on purpose to create an accent line. Wrinkles come from wearing clothes or not storing them properly.

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    #3

    Re: crease vs. wrinkle

    I would use "My clothes are really creased" if they had, for example, been screwed up in a ball on the floor before I put them on. I wouldn't use "wrinkled" but it's not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: crease vs. wrinkle

    My dad had plenty of wrinkles. I wouldn't have called them creases.
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