- (idiomatic) Because of, due to, owing to.
- (idiomatic) For the sake of.
- (regional, idiomatic) Because.
- When the object of this preposition is brief and animate, the alternative construction on someone's account is often used instead. If the object is a personal pronoun, that construction is more common; for example, on my account is more common than on account of me.
- Similarly, on that account, using that as a determiner, is more common than on account of that.