- 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.
transitive verbmis·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.
(third-person singular simple present misplaces, present participle misplacing, simple past and past participle misplaced)