be provoked

See: resent
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3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
The bachelor was filled with amazement when he heard Sancho's phraseology and style of talk, for though he had read the first part of his master's history he never thought that he could be so droll as he was there described; but now, hearing him talk of a "will and codicil that could not be provoked," instead of "will and codicil that could not be revoked," he believed all he had read of him, and set him down as one of the greatest simpletons of modern times; and he said to himself that two such lunatics as master and man the world had never seen.
When they perceived in him signs of exhaustion, and he could no longer be provoked to make battle, they would dismount from their horses, approach him in the rear, and seizing him by the tail, jerk him from side to side, and drag him backward; until the frantic animal, gathering fresh strength from fury, would break from them, and rush, with flashing eyes and a hoarse bellowing, upon any enemy in sight; but in a little while, his transient excitement at an end, would pitch headlong on the ground, and expire.
Messi's team-mate Deco has warned the Catalan side just to focus on their own game and not be provoked on and off the pitch by Mourinho who he claims has created a persona.
If the now-sensitized individual is exposed subsequently to the same allergen or to an immunologically cross-reactive allergen, then an allergic reaction will be provoked.