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Accidental LosingPlay
Use 'misplace' when you've lost something unintentionally and you hope to find it. SlideI must have misplaced my glasses somewhere in the house.
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Temporary SituationPlay
'Misplace' often implies that the lost item might be recovered once its location is remembered. SlideHe had just misplaced his ticket and found it later in his book.
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Not StolenPlay
Use 'misplace' when an item is lost due to your own mistake, not taken by someone else. SlideShe misplaced her toy, it's not that someone stole it.