What is the difference between words pleat and crease in the meaning of a fold in a piece of cloth?
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A pleat (left photo) involves the cloth folded back on itself, accordion style. It's one of the ways to make a garment wider or narrower in parts, rather than just being a cylinder. For example flaring a skirt, or bringing in the waist of pants.
A crease (right photo) is a line on fabric that might have been ironed in, or might just be a wrinkle from how it's been worn or stored.
There are also creases on your hands, around your eyes, and in other non-clothing items, so it might be used for metaphorical effect.