look to (someone or something) for (something)

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look to (someone or something) for (something)

To depend on someone or something to provide something. Students look to their professors for guidance. It's clear that we need to stop looking to our government for protection.
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Global Banking News-July 12, 2013--Canadian banks look to US for acquisitions(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
"As a civilised society we have to act with compassion and humanity to those who look to us for help."
"Many of the country's 50 million allergy sufferers have looked to us for their prescription Zyrtec, and we're sure they'll continue to look to us for the O-T-C product," says John Agwunobi, senior vice president and vice president for Wal-Mart's professional services division.
"Many of the country's 50 million allergy sufferers have looked to us for their prescription Zyrtec, and we're sure they'll continue to look to us for the O-T-C product; in fact, they'll look to us for the lowest price on O-T-C Zyrtec, and we don't plan to let them down," said John Agwunobi, senior vice president and president of Wal-Mart's professional services division, when Zyrtec's arrival on the retailer's shelves was announced in late January.
Other people do look to us for direction on how a Christian should act, speak, and make decisions--and this is a sobering reality!
Straight men who want to score with their women look to us for advice.
* EMPLOYEES -- They look to us for leadership and opportunity They measure us on things like training, opportunity for growth, understanding, respect, sense of team, etc.
In fact, congressional staffs and regulatory offices now look to us for our input and opinion." In addition, he noted that the Society's research program has now leveraged $10 million for metalcasting research, much of which was secured through government agencies.
How could we provide accurate information and recommendations to concerned patients who were taking these medicines and would look to us for answers?