look to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theylook to
he/she/itlooks to
present participlelooking to
past tenselooked to
past participlelooked to
  1. 1
    look to someone to hope or expect to get help, advice etc from someone
    look to someone for something:

    As young children, we looked to our parents for guidance.

    look to someone to do something:

    They’re looking to me to help improve sales figures.

  2. 2
    look to something to direct your thoughts or attention to something

    The party needs to look to the future and forget its past problems.

See also main entry: look