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misplace

[mis-pleys]
verb (used with object), misplaced, misplacing.
1.
to put in a wrong place.
2.
to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay.
3.
to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely: to misplace one's trust.

Origin:
1545–55; mis-1 + place

misplacement, noun


1, 2. See displace. 3. misapply.
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misplace (ˌmɪsˈpleɪs)
 
vb
1.  to put (something) in the wrong place, esp to lose (something) temporarily by forgetting where it was placed; mislay
2.  (often passive) to bestow (trust, confidence, affection, etc) unadvisedly
 
mis'placement
 
n

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misplace
1550s, "to assign a wrong position to;" see mis- (1) + place (v.). Of affections, confidence, etc., "to give to a wrong object," it is recorded from 1630s. Related: Misplaced; misplacing.
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