My native English friends often use both of them but I have no idea what they mean by "bathe" and "shower". I take them to mean the same thing. They have other meanings as well, but I mean the act in which you throw water over yourself and make yourself clean.
One of the definitions of "shower" in Cambridge Dictionary is:
to take a shower:
I shower every morning.
And for "bathe":
to wash someone, usually with soap and water in a bathtub:
I had to change the kids’ diapers and feed them and bathe them.
I am really confused. Can anyone clarify
- "bathe" vs "shower"
- take a bath vs take a shower