- to put in a wrong place.
- to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay.
- to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely: to misplace one's trust.
Origin of misplace
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Related Words for misplacedisorganize, disturb, confuse, unsettle, mislay, disorder, displace, remove, mix, muss, dishevel, miss, scatter, disarrange, misfile
Examples from the Web for misplace
Historical Examples of misplace
I could not tell how to speak my words for fear I should misplace them.'Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Should the tenant lose or misplace the key it is up to them to replace same.The Book of Business Etiquette
She does not misplace her embellishments with the error of some human artists.Insect Architecture
Belle, how many times must I ask you not to misplace my things?Murder at Bridge
I could not now tell how to speak my words, for fear I should misplace them.The Life of John Bunyan
- to put (something) in the wrong place, esp to lose (something) temporarily by forgetting where it was placed; mislay
- (often passive) to bestow (trust, confidence, affection, etc) unadvisedly