99.9% they mean the same thing, and I interpret them the same.
Occasionally, a pattern will have you pick up stitches without knitting them, but usually make it pretty clear what it is you need to do.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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