I'm looking for a word that describes the action of looking or thinking about someone, and taking them as better than the subject is.
I think you ______ him too much, he isn't really that good at math!
I thought about the word "overestimate", but its connotation is that thinking of the object as better is wrong (unjustly assuming that the object is better). I'm looking for a word that can fit into that sentence also (for example).
Of course I ______ her. She's my teacher, and I think she's very wise!
Is there a word or a phrase to describe that?
Edit for clarification: I'm looking for a word that can serve as the word 'overrate' in the first example, and as the word 'commend' in the second example.