deviate from the truth

deviate from the truth

verb alter one's course, deceive, depart from a norm, digress, diverge, drift, fake, go astray, lie, maunder, meander, mislead, misstate, prevaricate, skew, stray, struggle, swerve, take a different course, wander
See also: bear false witness, falsify, lie, perjure, prevaricate
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They should really be careful in answering questions but they should not also deviate from the truth,' Lacson added.
This can be especially useful during a presidential election year, when the temptation for very public figures to deviate from the truth can be overwhelming.
The writer said: "I suspect most people won't last more than an hour or two before they are forced to deviate from the truth, either to get things done or to avoid a punch in the mouth.