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Mislay vs. Misplace

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Mislayverb

To leave or lay something in the wrong place and then forget where one put it.

Misplaceverb

(transitive) To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay

‘I seem to have misplaced my umbrella - do you know where it is?’;

Mislayverb

To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source.

‘The fault is generally mislaid upon nature.’;

Misplaceverb

(figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.

Mislayverb

To lay in a place not recollected; to misplace; to lose.

‘The . . . charter, indeed, was unfortunately mislaid: and the prayer of their petition was to obtain one of like import in its stead.’;

Misplaceverb

To put something in the wrong location.

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Mislayverb

place (something) where one cannot find it again;

‘I misplaced my eyeglasses’;

Misplaceverb

To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object; as, he misplaced his confidence.

Misplaceverb

To place in a location that one does not recall; to mislay; to lose.

Misplaceverb

place (something) where one cannot find it again;

‘I misplaced my eyeglasses’;

Misplaceverb

place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position;

‘misplaced modifiers’;

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