misplace

[mis-pleys] /mɪsˈpleɪs/
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
Related forms
misplacement, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. See displace. 3. misapply.
British Dictionary definitions for misplacement
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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Word Origin and History for misplacement
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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