In American English, bath is always a noun. When you take a bath, it means you wash yourself in a tub of water. The verb form (for Americans) is to bathe.
In British English, bath is also a verb—one baths . For Brits, to bathe means to swim or to pour liquid on something.
Bath and bathe only differ in spelling by one letter, but there is a big difference in pronunciation and how they function in a sentence. Find out now!
When To Use Bathe
To bathe means to wash (in American English) or to swim (in British English). In both dialects, it also means to immerse something in liquid. Bathe rhymes with “lathe.” Here are some examples of bathe in a sentence:
When to use Bath
In American English, bath is a noun that refers to the act of washing something. Bath is also used to refer to the liquid, container, or room used for washing. In British English, bath can be a verb, meaning “to take a bath” or “to wash.” Bath rhymes with “path.”