renice etymology

English word renice comes from English nice, English re-

Detailed word origin of renice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nice English (eng) Used to signify a job well done.. Used to signify approval. (dated) Very small and thus liable to not being noticed.. (now, rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
renice English (eng) (transitive, computing, Unix) To change (usually to lower) the priority of a process that is already running.

Words with the same origin as renice

Descendants of nice
Niceville nyc
Descendants of re-
rebirth rebuild recall recognize recollection reconsider recover recreate redo refill relay release relive reload remark reopen repaid repressed reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewrite