English-German translation for "contrived"

"contrived" German translation

he contrived to make himself popular
er verstand es, sich beliebt zu machen
he contrived to make himself popular
Was für eine künstliche Unterscheidung ist das?
How about that for a contrived difference?
Source: Europarl
Europa braucht greifbare Ergebnisse und keine künstlichen politischen Dramen.
Europe needs tangible results, not contrived political drama.
Source: Europarl
Ich stimme ihr auch zu, dass der Titel etwas verkrampft klingt.
I agree with her that the title sounds a little contrived.
Source: Europarl
Dieses Ziel wiegt gewiss stärker als andere geringfügige oder künstliche Einwände gegenüber Nizza.
This objective surely outweighs other minor or contrived objections to Nice.
Source: Europarl
Er hat einen neuen Motor erfunden, der kein Benzin braucht.
He contrived a new engine that does not use gas.
Source: Tatoeba

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