区别辨析fade与wither

fade与wither这两个动词都有“凋谢”之意。

fade : 侧重指渐渐失去色彩和光泽。

  • If you hang your clothes out in the bright sun, they will fade.
    衣服挂在光线强的地方晾晒会褪色。
  • My suntan is already fading.
    我晒黑的肤色已经开始变浅了。
  • They arrived home just as the light was fading (= as it was getting dark).
    天色变暗时,他们到家了。
  • The sun had faded the blue walls.
    太阳把蓝色的墙晒褪了色。

wither : 指因无活力而丧失生命力。

  • Grass had withered in the fields.
    田里的草都枯萎了。
  • This country is in danger of allowing its industrial base to wither away.
    这个国家正面临着工业基础萎缩的危险。

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