- Misplace is to lose something, or to put it in an incorrect location.
When you cannot find your keys, this is an example of when you misplace your keys.
- misplacement noun
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transitive verb mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
- a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.b. To mislay: I misplaced my wallet.
- To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.
- mis·placeˈment noun