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mis·place

 (mĭs-plās′)
tr.v. mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
1.
a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.
b. To mislay: I misplaced my wallet.
2. To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.

mis·place′ment n.

misplace

(ˌmɪsˈpleɪs)
vb (tr)
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
ˌmisˈplacement n

mis•place

(mɪsˈpleɪs)

v.t. -placed, -plac•ing.
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.
[1545–55]
mis•place′ment, n.

misplace


Past participle: misplaced
Gerund: misplacing

Imperative
misplace
misplace
Present
I misplace
you misplace
he/she/it misplaces
we misplace
you misplace
they misplace
Preterite
I misplaced
you misplaced
he/she/it misplaced
we misplaced
you misplaced
they misplaced
Present Continuous
I am misplacing
you are misplacing
he/she/it is misplacing
we are misplacing
you are misplacing
they are misplacing
Present Perfect
I have misplaced
you have misplaced
he/she/it has misplaced
we have misplaced
you have misplaced
they have misplaced
Past Continuous
I was misplacing
you were misplacing
he/she/it was misplacing
we were misplacing
you were misplacing
they were misplacing
Past Perfect
I had misplaced
you had misplaced
he/she/it had misplaced
we had misplaced
you had misplaced
they had misplaced
Future
I will misplace
you will misplace
he/she/it will misplace
we will misplace
you will misplace
they will misplace
Future Perfect
I will have misplaced
you will have misplaced
he/she/it will have misplaced
we will have misplaced
you will have misplaced
they will have misplaced
Future Continuous
I will be misplacing
you will be misplacing
he/she/it will be misplacing
we will be misplacing
you will be misplacing
they will be misplacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misplacing
you have been misplacing
he/she/it has been misplacing
we have been misplacing
you have been misplacing
they have been misplacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misplacing
you will have been misplacing
he/she/it will have been misplacing
we will have been misplacing
you will have been misplacing
they will have been misplacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misplacing
you had been misplacing
he/she/it had been misplacing
we had been misplacing
you had been misplacing
they had been misplacing
Conditional
I would misplace
you would misplace
he/she/it would misplace
we would misplace
you would misplace
they would misplace
Past Conditional
I would have misplaced
you would have misplaced
he/she/it would have misplaced
we would have misplaced
you would have misplaced
they would have misplaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misplace - place (something) where one cannot find it againmisplace - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2.misplace - place or position wronglymisplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

misplace

verb lose, mislay, miss, be unable to find, lose track of, put in the wrong place, be unable to put or lay your hand(s) on, forget the whereabouts of, misfile He misplaces his reading glasses with surprising regularity.

misplace

verb
To be unable to find:
Translations
يَضَع الشَّيء في غَيرِ مكانِهيَضَع ثِقَتَه في الشَّخْص الخاطئ
špatně umístitzaložitztratit
forlæggemalplacere
hukatakadottaa
elhánypazarol: méltatlanra pazarolja
leggja ást/traust á óverîugantÿna, setja á óvísan staî
ne vietoje padėtinevertai rodyti
nolikt nevietāuzticēties necienīgam cilvēkam
venovať nesprávnemu
kaybetmekyanlış kimseye güvenmekyanlış yere koymak

misplace

[ˌmɪsˈpleɪs] VTperder
he frequently misplaces important documentscon frecuencia traspapela or pierde documentos importantes
I'm sorry, I seem to have misplaced the addressperdona, no sé dónde he puesto las señas

misplace

[ˌmɪsˈpleɪs] vt (= mislay) → égarer

misplace

vt
document, file etcfalsch einordnen; (= mislay)verlegen
to be misplaced (confidence, trust, affection) → fehl am Platz sein, unangebracht sein; her misplaced trustihr törichtes Vertrauen

misplace

[ˌmɪsˈpleɪs] vt
a. (mislay) → smarrire
b. to be misplaced (trust) → essere malriposto/a

misplace

(misˈpleis) verb
1. to lose, mislay.
2. to give (trust, love) to the wrong person. Your trust in him was misplaced.

misplace

v. extraviar, poner algo fuera de lugar.
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