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misplace

mis·place

misplace

 
 
pronunciation:
mihs pleIs
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misplaced, misplaces, misplacing
definition 1: to put (something) where it doesn't belong; lose.
My mother constantly misplaces her glasses.
synonyms:
lose, mislay
antonyms:
find
similar words:
displace, misfile
definition 2: to apply or give inappropriately.
He misplaced his affections on a woman who hated him.
synonyms:
misapply
similar words:
miscast, misdirect, squander, waste
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derivation: misplacement (n.)
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