I was told by various people that if I looked to him for guidance it could be trusted, but that was clearly a mistake.
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means look up to and the verb vocab version is to look up at or to look up to.
Personally, I look up to the color 青 (あお). Literally and figuratively. I love the color blue, so I look up to it and respect it. Also, I look up at the sky and it's blue.