Homicide (n) means, the act of killing another person

Is it ok to say, "You homicide" or the action verb do must be used, "You do homicide"?

Example: When you smoke, you homicide (you kill passive smokers)

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    "You homicide" is trying to use homicide as a verb and as you have noted homicide is a noun.
    – MaxW
    Nov 18 '17 at 16:52
  • @MaxW Ah, but don't they say that in English, every noun can be verbed?
    – Mr Lister
    Nov 18 '17 at 17:51
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    Another way you could approach this is to use the adjective "homicidal." As in, "Smoking isn't just suicidal—it's homicidal." A homicidal act is one that is likely to result in homicide, and a homicidal person is one who intends to commit homicide.
    – mamster
    Nov 18 '17 at 18:50
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    Maybe every noun can be verbed, but not every noun is commonly verbed, and I would expect this particular one to cause confusion, at least in the suggested sentences. Nov 18 '17 at 21:15

Homicide is a noun. The verb that goes with "homicide" is usually commit. One can commit homicide, commit murder, commit a crime, etc. "Do" is a poor choice because it is too general.

"Homicide" is not used as a verb, so "to homicide someone" is not correct.

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