- 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.
misplace definition by Webster's New World
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- misplacement noun
misplace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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