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Mislay vs. Misplace — What's the Difference?

Mislay vs. Misplace — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mislay and Misplace

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Mislay

To put in a place that is afterward forgotten
I have mislaid my hat.
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Misplace

To put into a wrong place
Misplace punctuation in a sentence.
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Mislay

To place or put down incorrectly
They mislaid the linoleum.
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Misplace

To mislay
I misplaced my wallet.
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Mislay

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

To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.
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Mislay

To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source.
The fault is generally mislaid upon nature.
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Misplace

(transitive) To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay.
I might have misplaced my umbrella; do you know where it is?
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Mislay

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.
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Misplace

(figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.
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Mislay

Place (something) where one cannot find it again;
I misplaced my eyeglasses
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Misplace

To put something in the wrong location.
Dec 03, 2022

Misplace

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

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

Place (something) where one cannot find it again;
I misplaced my eyeglasses
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Misplace

Place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position;
Misplaced modifiers
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