One can lead a team. But what verb is best used for not leading but just being part of the team? That is, what verb belongs in the blank in the following sentence:

One can _ a team.

I am considering support or join.

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    If you support you do not have to be a member. If you join you are. You can also belong to it – mplungjan Nov 23 '13 at 21:37
  • Actually, that particular blank can be filled with a simple be. "One can be in a team". – RegDwigнt Nov 24 '13 at 13:23

If you are a member, that would be to participate on a team. 'to join a team' would be a one time event, like being transferred from one team to another. Participating is something more regular basis.

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    "Participate a team" doesn't make sense. Do you mean "participate on a team? – Kristina Lopez Nov 24 '13 at 2:35
  • @Kristina: "Participate on [or in] a team". – ZZMike Nov 24 '13 at 4:17

If it is between participation and leadership, what about assist?

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