V n on n
Verbs with other meanings
There are a number of other verbs which have this pattern.
Thomas Jefferson sold Congress on the idea of the decimal system for currency.
He took the opportunity again to urge restraint on the Soviet government in its handling of the crisis.
She is a true couturier in that she wants to work individual magic on her clients.
In the case of commit, gorge, preen, and pride, the noun group following the verb is always or often a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl on n.
(not) commit decide feed gorge indict judge preen pride remand sell urge work let in
It isn't their diplomatic style to commit themselves on such a delicate issue.